<< Aerosolization of soil-dust and organic aggregates in sea spray facilitates the long-range transport of bacteria, and likely viruses across the free atmosphere. >>
The << results provide an explanation for enigmatic observations that viruses with very high genetic identity can be found in very distant and different environments. >>
Isabel Reche, Gaetano D’Orta, et al. Deposition rates of viruses and bacteria above the atmospheric boundary layer. The ISME Journal.
doi: 10.1038/s41396-017-0042-4. Jan 29, 2018.
University of British Columbia. Viruses - lots of them - are falling from the sky. Feb 6, 2018.