Aerosol and surface persistence: Novel SARS-CoV-2 versus other coronaviruses

Keywords: aerosol and surface stability, Novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19, human coronaviruses

Abstract

The present communication emphasizes on a very pertinent issue of aerosol transmission, persistence and surface viability of novel SARS-CoV-2. Studies in this regard have been conducted on previously known human coronaviruses, and similarities have been drawn for novel SARS-CoV-2. The communication highlights that caution should be excercised while drawing inferences regarding the persistence and viability of the novel SARS-CoV-2 based on the knowledge of already known human coronaviruses.

Author Biography

Kewal Krishan, Department of Anthropology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

Dr Kewal Krishan is a renowned forensic anthropologist and presently serving as Associate Professor and Chairperson at the Department of Anthropology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India. He passed his BSc (Hons.), MSc (Hons.) and PhD from Panjab University, India. He is well known for his contributions to forensic anthropology in Indian populations. He published more than 195 research articles in international and national journals of repute including high impact and reputed journals such as Nature, Nature Medicine and The Lancet. Dr. Krishan has contributed to the advancement of Forensic Science and its applications in Indian populations. He has devised many methods of criminal investigation and formulae to be used in the criminal investigation process.

 

He contributed invited chapters to the most coveted Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences (2013) and Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine (2016) published by Elsevier. He is the Editor and on the panel of editors of various reputed international forensic journals such as Forensic Science International, Medicine Science and the Law etc. He has been awarded the fellowship of Royal Anthropological Institute (FRAI) of Great Britain and Ireland, London for his contributions to forensic anthropology in india.

His research has been cited by more than 5200 studies in the scientific literature.

His Wikipedia profile is available at:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kewal_Krishan_(forensic_anthropologist)

Published
2020-07-31
How to Cite
1.
Krishan K, Kanchan T (2020) Aerosol and surface persistence: Novel SARS-CoV-2 versus other coronaviruses. J Infect Dev Ctries 14:748-749. doi: 10.3855/jidc.12887
Section
Coronavirus Pandemic