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Article: Airborne transmission of disease in hospitals

TitleAirborne transmission of disease in hospitals
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Issue Date2009
PublisherThe Royal Society. The Journal's web site is located at http://publishing.royalsociety.org/index.cfm?page=1572
Citation
Journal of the Royal Society. Interface, 2009, v. 6 suppl 6, p. S697-S702 How to Cite?
AbstractHospital-acquired infection (HAI) is an important public health issue with unacceptable levels of morbidity and mortality, over the last 5 years. Disease can be transmitted by air (over large distances), by direct/indirect contact or a combination of both routes. While contact transmission of disease forms the majority of HAI cases, transmission through the air is harder to control, but one where the engineering sciences can play an important role in limiting the spread. This forms the focus of this themed volume. In this paper, we describe the current hospital environment and review the contributions from microbiologists, mechanical and civil engineers, and mathematicians to this themed volume on the airborne transmission of infection in hospitals. The review also points out some of the outstanding scientific questions and possible approaches to mitigating transmission.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/124824
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dc.contributor.authorEames, Ien_HK
dc.contributor.authorTang, JWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLi, Yen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWilson, Pen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-31T10:56:16Z-
dc.date.available2010-10-31T10:56:16Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal of the Royal Society. Interface, 2009, v. 6 suppl 6, p. S697-S702en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1742-5689-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/124824-
dc.description.abstractHospital-acquired infection (HAI) is an important public health issue with unacceptable levels of morbidity and mortality, over the last 5 years. Disease can be transmitted by air (over large distances), by direct/indirect contact or a combination of both routes. While contact transmission of disease forms the majority of HAI cases, transmission through the air is harder to control, but one where the engineering sciences can play an important role in limiting the spread. This forms the focus of this themed volume. In this paper, we describe the current hospital environment and review the contributions from microbiologists, mechanical and civil engineers, and mathematicians to this themed volume on the airborne transmission of infection in hospitals. The review also points out some of the outstanding scientific questions and possible approaches to mitigating transmission.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherThe Royal Society. The Journal's web site is located at http://publishing.royalsociety.org/index.cfm?page=1572-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of the Royal Society. Interfaceen_HK
dc.subject.meshAir Microbiology-
dc.subject.meshAir Pollution, Indoor-
dc.subject.meshCommunicable Diseases - transmission-
dc.subject.meshCross Infection - prevention and control-
dc.subject.meshInfection Control - methods-
dc.titleAirborne transmission of disease in hospitalsen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=1742-5689&volume=6 suppl 6&spage=S697&epage=S702&date=2009&atitle=Airborne+transmission+of+disease+in+hospitals-
dc.identifier.emailEames, I: i_eames@meng.ucl.ac.uken_HK
dc.identifier.emailLi, Y: liyg@HKUCC.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityLi, Y=rp00151en_HK
dc.description.naturelink_to_OA_fulltext-
dc.identifier.doi10.1098/rsif.2009.0407.focus-
dc.identifier.pmid19828499-
dc.identifier.pmcidPMC2843953-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-73449119926-
dc.identifier.hkuros180415en_HK
dc.identifier.volume6 suppl 6en_HK
dc.identifier.spageS697en_HK
dc.identifier.epageS702en_HK
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000271957900001-
dc.identifier.citeulike5944470-

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