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Role of ventilation in airborne transmission of infectious agents in the built environment - a multidisciplinary systematic review

Li, Yuguo; Leung, Gabriel M; Tang, Julian Wei-Tze; Yang, Xiaozhan; Chao, Christopher Y.H; Lin, John Zhang; Lu, Jane Wei-Zhen; Nielson, Poul V; Niu, J; Qian, H; Su, H.J.J; Sundell, J; Wong, Tze-wai; Yuen, P.L; Sleigh, Adrian


There have been few recent studies demonstrating a definitive association between the transmission of airborne infections and the ventilation of buildings. The severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) epidemic in 2003 and current concerns about the risk of an avian influenza (H5N1) pandemic, have made a review of this area timely. We searched the major literature databases between 1960 and 2005, and then screened titles and abstracts, and finally selected 40 original studies based on a set of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Indoor Air
DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0668.2006.00445.x


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