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Article: Factors involved in the aerosol transmission of infection and control of ventilation in healthcare premises

TitleFactors involved in the aerosol transmission of infection and control of ventilation in healthcare premises
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Issue Date2006
PublisherWB Saunders Co Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jhin
Citation
Journal Of Hospital Infection, 2006, v. 64 n. 2, p. 100-114 How to Cite?
AbstractSummary: The epidemics of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2003 highlighted both short- and long-range transmission routes, i.e. between infected patients and healthcare workers, and between distant locations. With other infections such as tuberculosis, measles and chickenpox, the concept of aerosol transmission is so well accepted that isolation of such patients is the norm. With current concerns about a possible approaching influenza pandemic, the control of transmission via infectious air has become more important. Therefore, the aim of this review is to describe the factors involved in: (1) the generation of an infectious aerosol, (2) the transmission of infectious droplets or droplet nuclei from this aerosol, and (3) the potential for inhalation of such droplets or droplet nuclei by a susceptible host. On this basis, recommendations are made to improve the control of aerosol-transmitted infections in hospitals as well as in the design and construction of future isolation facilities. © 2006 The Hospital Infection Society.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/156856
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.655
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.349
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dc.contributor.authorTang, JWen_US
dc.contributor.authorLi, Yen_US
dc.contributor.authorEames, Ien_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, PKSen_US
dc.contributor.authorRidgway, GLen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-08T08:44:17Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-08T08:44:17Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Hospital Infection, 2006, v. 64 n. 2, p. 100-114en_US
dc.identifier.issn0195-6701en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/156856-
dc.description.abstractSummary: The epidemics of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2003 highlighted both short- and long-range transmission routes, i.e. between infected patients and healthcare workers, and between distant locations. With other infections such as tuberculosis, measles and chickenpox, the concept of aerosol transmission is so well accepted that isolation of such patients is the norm. With current concerns about a possible approaching influenza pandemic, the control of transmission via infectious air has become more important. Therefore, the aim of this review is to describe the factors involved in: (1) the generation of an infectious aerosol, (2) the transmission of infectious droplets or droplet nuclei from this aerosol, and (3) the potential for inhalation of such droplets or droplet nuclei by a susceptible host. On this basis, recommendations are made to improve the control of aerosol-transmitted infections in hospitals as well as in the design and construction of future isolation facilities. © 2006 The Hospital Infection Society.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherWB Saunders Co Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jhinen_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Hospital Infectionen_US
dc.subject.meshAir Movementsen_US
dc.subject.meshCross Infection - Prevention & Control - Transmissionen_US
dc.subject.meshDisease Outbreaks - Prevention & Controlen_US
dc.subject.meshHospitalsen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshInfection Controlen_US
dc.subject.meshInfectious Disease Transmission, Patient-To-Professional - Prevention & Controlen_US
dc.subject.meshVentilationen_US
dc.titleFactors involved in the aerosol transmission of infection and control of ventilation in healthcare premisesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailLi, Y:liyg@hkucc.hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jhin.2006.05.022en_US
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dc.identifier.volume64en_US
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dc.identifier.spage100en_US
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