Logistic growth of the surface touch/contamination network in the built environment and its roles in disease spread


Grant Data
Project Title
Logistic growth of the surface touch/contamination network in the built environment and its roles in disease spread
Principal Investigator
Professor Li, Yuguo   (Principal investigator)
Co-Investigator(s)
Professor Cowling Benjamin John   (Co-Investigator)
Dr Yen Hui Ling   (Co-Investigator)
Professor Hui David Shu-cheong   (Co-Investigator)
Duration
36
Start Date
2015-11-01
Completion Date
2018-10-31
Amount
871044
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Keywords
Surface touch, fomite route infection, norovirus, surface hygiene, disease spread
Discipline
Building and Construction
Panel
Engineering (E)
Sponsor
RGC General Research Fund (GRF)
HKU Project Code
17211615
Grant Type
General Research Fund (GRF)
Funding Year
2015/2016
Status
On-going
Objectives
1) To develop a basic understanding of the surface touch/contamination network in terms of disease transmission by the surface contact route, using both laboratory and analytical models; 2) To carry out a multi-scale field study on the surface touch network in a university campus, which will allow a close examination of the surface network properties and provide data to evaluate the laboratory and analytical models; 3) To develop a basic theory of the surface touch/contamination network and understand the impact of control measures such as surface touching and hand hygiene (related to human behaviour), and surface cleaning and surface disinfection (related to environment hygiene).