According to a New England Journal of Medicine article, infectious viruses (including COVID-19) can remain in the air for up to (3) three hours. Fortunately, these micro-droplets can be removed from the air with a high-efficiency air filter.
Our AIRSCREEN μicro ambient air cleaner effectively filters molecular dust AND, when optioned with a MERV 15 or MERV 16 filter selection, will combat and reduce the risk of COVID-19, Coronavirus or other contaminations being spread.
Both MERV 15 and MERV 16 filters exceed the ASHRAE Standard 170-2013 minimum for hospital filtration. A HEPA filter is available for extremely critical areas, such as a research laboratory.
History of Viruses
- Viruses for which no viable vaccine has been found are difficult to control. In combination with high infection and mortality rates, these viruses can become severe and very difficult-to-manage pandemics.
- The World Health Organization has declared alerts and outbreaks many times in history due to deadly virus infection. Here are few that are noteworthy.
- In February of 2003, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) killed about 1 in 10 people affected. In 40 years of the occurrence, the Ebola virus has killed 25% to 90% of those infected. Novel Coronavirus that started in 2019, has more than 40,000 reported cases, and this number been growing.