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COMMENTARY: It is Time to Address Airborne Transmission of COVID-19

A group of 239 scientists from around the world, co-led by Professor Lidia Morawska, Director of the ILAQH, has changed the global approach to infection control. They appealed to the medical community and to national and international bodies (including the World Health Organisation) to recognize the potential for airborne spread of…

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Mega milestone for KOALA air monitoring network!

The team at QUT’s International Laboratory for Air Quality & Health (ILAQH), led by Professor Lidia Morawska, celebrated a huge milestone this week with their low-cost air quality monitoring network sensing its 10 millionth record. The air quality sensing device, dubbed the KOALA (Knowing Our Ambient Local Air-quality) was wholly…

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ILAQH Research on Expiratory Aerosols and Infection Spread

The ILAQH has been conducting extensive studies related to infection spread over many years, including responses to the current COVID-19 pandemic. More recently, the ILAQH is in the process of setting up two mask testing facilities. One to be established in the ILAQH laboratory at QUT, and will investigate non-viable aerosols. The…

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More testing and surveillance needed for COVID-19

Last night (23 March) Australia’s deputy chief medical officer, Dr Paul Kelly, said that new protocols determining who can be tested for the virus that causes COVID-19 will be announced in the coming days. Here, Professor Lidia Morawska and Professor Guy B. Marks argue that much more testing is needed, and why. Read more | Download