The current consensus is that the SARS-CoV-2 virus can be transmitted by air. Furthermore, cases of transmission to domestic animals have been reported. Getting a better understanding of the transmission mechanisms is a public health priority. The University of Liège is developing a double quantitative evaluation model for human exposure and animal exposure to the SARS-Cov-2 virus via inhaled air. Its objective is to evaluate risk reduction measures and advise politicians and healthcare professionals about the risks and the means of prevention.
The project is divided into 3 phases:
The financial support from the Air Liquide Foundation is dedicated to paying the salaries of specialist personnel and to the operational costs of the project.