Are germs falling from the sky?

US News & World Report and Health Day reported on UBC research that found viruses are continuously raining down on the planet from above.

“Every day, more than 800 million viruses are deposited per square metre above the planetary boundary layer – that’s 25 viruses for each person in Canada,” said Curtis Suttle, a UBC virologist and one of the study’s senior authors.

A similar story appeared on Tech Times.