Multidisciplinary Center for Infectious Diseases (MCID)

Airchecker: publication of MCID-funded research on classroom viral transmission

Airchecker, a MCID-funded study conducted by project team Lukas Fenner, Philipp Jent, Pascal Bittel, Tina Hascher and Nicolas Banholzer has now been published in several peer-reviewed articles:

- Banholzer, N., Zürcher, K., Jent, P., Bittel, P., Furrer, L., Egger, M., Hascher, T. & Fenner, L. 2023. SARS-CoV-2 transmission with and without mask wearing or air cleaners in schools in Switzerland: A modeling study of epidemiological, environmental, and molecular data. PLoS Medicine. Link

- Banholzer, N., Jent, P., Bittel, P., Zürcher, K., Furrer, L., Bertschinger, S., Weingartner, E., Ramette, A., Egger, M., Hascher, T. & Fenner, L. 2024. Air cleaners and respiratory infections in schools: A modeling study using epidemiological, environmental, and molecular data. Open Forum Infectious Diseases. Link

- Banholzer N., Schmutz R., Middelkoop K., Hella J., Egger M., Wood R. & Fenner L. 2024. Airborne transmission risks of tuberculosis and COVID-19 in schools in South Africa, Switzerland, and Tanzania: Modeling of environmental data. PLoS Global Public Health. Link

- Banholzer N., Bittel, P., Jent, P., Furrer, L., Zürcher, K., Egger, M., Hascher, T. & Fenner, L. 2024. Molecular detection of SARS-CoV-2 and other respiratory viruses in saliva and classroom air: a two winters tale. 2024 e-pubication ahead of print. Link

See here for an overview of the project in the MCID newsletter, The SPREAD