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Article: Role of air distribution in SARS transmission during the largest nosocomial outbreak in Hong Kong

TitleRole of air distribution in SARS transmission during the largest nosocomial outbreak in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date2005
PublisherBlackwell Munksgaard. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/INA
Citation
Indoor Air, 2005, v. 15 n. 2, p. 83-95 How to Cite?
AbstractSevere acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is primarily transmitted by bio-aerosol droplets or direct personal contacts. This paper presents a detailed study of environmental evidence of possible airborne transmission in a hospital ward during the largest nosocomial SARS outbreak in Hong Kong in March 2003. Retrospective on-site inspections and measurements of the ventilation design and air distribution system were carried out on July 17, 2003. Limited onsite measurements of bio-aerosol dispersion were also carried out on July 22. Computational fluid dynamics simulations were performed to analyze the bioaerosol dispersion in the hospital ward. We attempted to predict the air distribution during the time of measurement in July 2003 and the time of exposure in March 2003. The predicted bio-aerosol concentration distribution in the ward seemed to agree fairly well with the spatial infection pattern of SARS cases. Possible improvement to air distribution in the hospital ward was also considered. Copyright © Blackwell Munksgaard 2004.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/75602
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2015 Impact Factor: 4.33
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.666
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dc.contributor.authorLi, Yen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHuang, Xen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYu, ITSen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, TWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorQian, Hen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T07:12:47Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T07:12:47Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_HK
dc.identifier.citationIndoor Air, 2005, v. 15 n. 2, p. 83-95en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0905-6947en_HK
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dc.description.abstractSevere acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is primarily transmitted by bio-aerosol droplets or direct personal contacts. This paper presents a detailed study of environmental evidence of possible airborne transmission in a hospital ward during the largest nosocomial SARS outbreak in Hong Kong in March 2003. Retrospective on-site inspections and measurements of the ventilation design and air distribution system were carried out on July 17, 2003. Limited onsite measurements of bio-aerosol dispersion were also carried out on July 22. Computational fluid dynamics simulations were performed to analyze the bioaerosol dispersion in the hospital ward. We attempted to predict the air distribution during the time of measurement in July 2003 and the time of exposure in March 2003. The predicted bio-aerosol concentration distribution in the ward seemed to agree fairly well with the spatial infection pattern of SARS cases. Possible improvement to air distribution in the hospital ward was also considered. Copyright © Blackwell Munksgaard 2004.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherBlackwell Munksgaard. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/INAen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofIndoor Airen_HK
dc.subject.meshAerosolsen_HK
dc.subject.meshAir Movementsen_HK
dc.subject.meshCross Infectionen_HK
dc.subject.meshDisease Outbreaksen_HK
dc.subject.meshForecastingen_HK
dc.subject.meshHong Kong - epidemiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshHospitalsen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshModels, Theoreticalen_HK
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studiesen_HK
dc.subject.meshSevere Acute Respiratory Syndrome - epidemiology - transmissionen_HK
dc.subject.meshVentilationen_HK
dc.titleRole of air distribution in SARS transmission during the largest nosocomial outbreak in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1600-0668.2004.00317.xen_HK
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