Accession Number:

AD1108916

Title:

Temperature and Humidity Effects on SARS-CoV-2 and Related Coronaviruses

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

UES Dayton United States

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Report Date:

2020-05-11

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

In all studies investigating temperature and humidity effects on COVID-19 and related coronaviruses, low air temperature AT and low relativehumidity RH favored the survival of both SARS-CoV-2 and related coronaviruses however, inactivation was more rapid at increasing RH levelsand at high AT 1-8. In each case, high temperature at high RH were found to have a synergistic effect on the inactivation of coronavirus viabilitywhile lower temperatures and low relative humidity support prolonged survival of viruses on contaminated surfaces 3. The results of these studiessuggest that RH has a greater effect on viral stabilityinactivation that AT 2.

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE