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. The ILAQH’s work in this field layed a foundation for the understanding of size distribution and size of origin, as well as the mechanisms of breath from human epirated aerosols (J. Aerosol Sci., 40: 256-269, 2009; 40: 122-133, 2009; 42: 839-851, 2011; J. Aerosol Med. Pulm. D., 22: 229-237); burden of cough aerosols, droplet fate in indoor environments, including the risk of airborne transmission in cars (Indoor Air, 16(5): 335-347, 2006; Epidemiol. Infect., 9: 1-5, 2011; Thorax, 69: 740-745, 2014; thoraxjnl-2018, 2018; Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med., 198(10), 1339-1342; 197(3): 348-355, 2018; PLoS One, 11(7): e0158763; Respirology, 24(10): 980-987, 2019); indoor air, the impact of room ventilation, and the risk of airborne infection transmission in hospitals and other health care settings (Am. J. Infect. Control., 39: 866-872, 2011; Indoor Air, 25(5): 462-474, 2015; Indoor Air, 27(5): 988-1000, 2017; Environ. Int., 107: 89-99, 2017; Respir. 24(10): 980-987, 2019); the use of face masks raising pollution risks (Nature Comment, 574: 29-30, 2019); population-level genomics and global spread of human transmissible infection (Science, 354(6313):751-757, 2016); airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 (Environ. Int., 139: 105730, 2020 – this was the most downloaded Environment International article for the month of May 2020!; Environ. Int., 142: 105832, 2020; Clin. Infect. Dis., ciaa939, 2020), as well as the estimation of airborne viral emissions (Environ. Int., 141: 105794, 2020).

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