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What about a transmission of SARS-CoV-2 through a viral biofilm? Volume 27, issue 6, Novembre-Décembre 2023

Authors
1 Plateforme d’Infectiologie expérimentale (UE 1277), Inrae, Centre de Tours, Nouzilly, France
2 Dengue and Arboviruses Research and Expertise Unit, Institut Pasteur in New Caledonia, Pasteur Network, Nouméa, New Caledonia
* Correspondance : M.-I. Thoulouze

Since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2 virus, the scientific community has endeavored to investigate the different routes for the virus transmission. Airborne transmission (aerosols, droplets) and direct contact with contaminated surfaces and fomites or between individuals have been identified as the main modes of spread [1, 2]. In all studies on the subject, the only infectious entity taken into account is the isolated infectious viral particle. However, an intriguing [...]