publication . Conference object . Contribution for newspaper or weekly magazine . 2007

Predicting spatial distribution of infection risk of airborne transmission diseases in a hospital ward

Qian, H.; Yuguo Li; Nielsen, P. V.; Huang, X.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2007
  • Country: Denmark
Abstract
<p style="text-align: left">This study attempt to integrate the Wells-Riley equation and computational fluid dynamics for analyzing the risk of airborne transmission diseases in a building. The new method can predict the spatial distribution of the infection risk of the airborne transmission diseases in a large hospital ward, while the Wells-Riley equation alone can only predict the overall infection risk in the whole building assuming a uniform distribution of the droplet nuclei concentration. This new method is applied to analyze the transmission risk in the well documented 8A ward SARS outbreak in a Hong Kong hospital in 2003.</p> This study attempt to integr...
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free text keywords: Wells-Riley equation, SARS, Airborne transmission of diseases, CFD
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