Quick question on virology terminology

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Quick question on virology terminology

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As I understand it: the word "airborne" when describing a virus specifically means that it is floating around in the air free of anything else, by itself, and may or may not be infectious that way. So if it is in an aerosol, such as in water droplets that can come from your mouth or whatever, it is not technically "airborne" at that stage. Am I correct on that?
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Re: Quick question on virology terminology

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scooter wrote: Mon Mar 29, 2021 12:40 pm As I understand it: the word "airborne" when describing a virus specifically means that it is floating around in the air free of anything else, by itself, and may or may not be infectious that way. So if it is in an aerosol, such as in water droplets that can come from your mouth or whatever, it is not technically "airborne" at that stage. Am I correct on that?
That's my understanding as well.
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