How Viruses Spread: Q&A With Jordan Peccia

Jordan Peccia, who focuses on human exposure to environmental microbes, recently studied the microbial communities on students’ desks in a Connecticut school district. He and his research team found that the bacteria and fungi overwhelmingly came from the hands, mouths, and gut of children sitting at the desks. They […]

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Model Considers Coronavirus and Contagious Disease Spread as Complex Interactions

This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China in 2019. The illness […]

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