UV-C light completely blocks highly contagious Delta SARS-CoV-2 aerosol transmission in hamsters

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Behavioral and medical control measures are not effective in containing the spread of SARS-CoV-2. Here we report on the effectiveness of a preemptive environmental strategy using UV-C light to prevent airborne transmission of the virus in a hamster model and show that UV-C exposure completely prevents airborne transmission between individuals.

Competing Interest Statement

Martin Creusen, Marc de Samber and Jeroen ter Stege are affiliated with Signify N.V. and 3. UVConsult BV, and provided material support and expertise, but no financial support.

Paper in collection COVID-19 SARS-CoV-2 preprints from medRxiv and bioRxiv

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