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Aerosol transmission of infectious disease.
J Occup Environ Med 2015; 57(5):501-8JO

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

The concept of aerosol transmission is developed to resolve limitations in conventional definitions of airborne and droplet transmission.

METHODS

The method was literature review.

RESULTS

An infectious aerosol is a collection of pathogen-laden particles in air. Aerosol particles may deposit onto or be inhaled by a susceptible person. Aerosol transmission is biologically plausible when infectious aerosols are generated by or from an infectious person, the pathogen remains viable in the environment for some period of time, and the target tissues in which the pathogen initiates infection are accessible to the aerosol. Biological plausibility of aerosol transmission is evaluated for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus and norovirus and discussed for Mycobacterium tuberculosis, influenza, and Ebola virus.

CONCLUSIONS

Aerosol transmission reflects a modern understanding of aerosol science and allows physically appropriate explanation and intervention selection for infectious diseases.

Authors+Show Affiliations

From the School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

25816216

Citation

Jones, Rachael M., and Lisa M. Brosseau. "Aerosol Transmission of Infectious Disease." Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, vol. 57, no. 5, 2015, pp. 501-8.
Jones RM, Brosseau LM. Aerosol transmission of infectious disease. J Occup Environ Med. 2015;57(5):501-8.
Jones, R. M., & Brosseau, L. M. (2015). Aerosol transmission of infectious disease. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 57(5), pp. 501-8. doi:10.1097/JOM.0000000000000448.
Jones RM, Brosseau LM. Aerosol Transmission of Infectious Disease. J Occup Environ Med. 2015;57(5):501-8. PubMed PMID: 25816216.
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