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Measurement of airborne influenza virus in a hospital emergency department

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Title

Measurement of airborne influenza virus in a hospital emergency department

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Size-fractionated aerosol particles were collected in a hospital emergency department to test for airborne influenza virus.

Date

2009-02-15

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Blachere, Francoise M., William G. Lindsley, Terri A. Pearce, Stacey E. Anderson, Melanie Fisher, Rashida Khakoo, Barbara J. Meade, Owen Lander, Stephen Davis, Robert E. Thewlis, Ismail Celik, Bean T. Chen, and Donald H. Beezhold. 2009. "Measurement of airborne influenza virus in a hospital emergency department." Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 48 (4):438-40.

Abstract

Abstract

Size-fractionated aerosol particles were collected in a hospital emergency department to test for airborne influenza virus. Using real-time polymerase chain reaction, we confirmed the presence of airborne influenza virus and found that 53% of detectable influenza virus particles were within the respirable aerosol fraction. Our results provide evidence that influenza virus may spread through the airborne route.

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