Scientific papers are critical in proving and/or describing how airborne diseases can infect people.

Dr. Marr (VA. Tech) wrote two critical papers: a.  she counted airborne flu viruses in different indoor places  b. she explained how the salt in your mucus (spit) can with kill a flu virus (low humidity-below 30%rh) or keep it alive (average to high humidity-above 50%rh). She explains why there is flu season = wintertime low indoor humidity.

a. Linsey Marr et al, Dynamics of Airborne Influenza A Viruses Indoors and Dependence on Humidity, June 2011  PLoS One, Vol. 6, Issue 6,

b. Linsey Marr et al, Relationship between Humidity and Influenza A Viability in Droplets and Implications for Influenza’s Seasonality, Oct. 2012  PLoS One, Vol. 7, Issue 10,

Professor Don Milton (Harvard) and Chad Roy (USAMRIID) describe how Wang Kaixi’s SARS fecal cloud kills 40 and infects over 320 people in 1.5 hours: 

Roy, Chad J. ; Milton, Donald K.  Airborne Transmission of Communicable Infection – The Elusive Pathway 2004 New England Journal of Medicine v350 p1710-1712

Scientist JP Duguid authored the earliest papers on how many airborne germ droplets you cough out

J.P Duguid  The size and duration of  air carriage of Respiratory Droplets and Droplet nuclei  1946 Journal of Hygiene (London)  v44 p471 

NIH Scientists Jonathan Dushoff, Cecile Viboud, et al. Mortality due to Influenza in the United States 2006 American Journal of Epidemiology v163 p181

Cox, N Global Epidemiology of Influenza: Past and Present 2000 Annu. Rev. Med. v51 p407

Li, Yuguo et. al Evidence of Airborne Transmission of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Virus 2003 New England Journal of Medicine

NIH Scientists Jonathan Dushoff, Cecile Viboud, et al. Mortality due to Influenza in the United States 2006 American Journal of Epidemiology v163 p181

Dr. John J. Treanor, Chapter 162, Influenza Virus

Jacqueline M. Katz et al, Influenza A virus transmission: contributing factors and clinical implications, Dec. 2010  Expert Reviews in Molecular Medicine, Vol. 12,

Buildings Articles

Kowalski, Wladyslaw  Modeling Immune Building Systems for Bioterrorism Defense  Journal of Architectural Engineering,  2003  Vol. 9, page 86

Bloch, Alan  Measles Outbreak in a Pediatric Practice.   Pediatrics 1987  v77 p1222 (abstract only)

A Measles Outbreak at University Medical Settings Involving Health Care Providers 1987  Sienko, DG American Journal of Public Health   v77 p1222

Toilet Aerosolization Articles

David L. Johnson, PhD, PE, CIH, Toilet Plume Aerosol Occupational Hazards to Healthcare Facility Workers: A Review of the Literature with Suggestions for Future Research, August 30, 2011

Charles Gerba  Microbial Hazards of Household toilets: Droplet Production and the Fate of Residual Organisms. 1975  Applied Microbiology   v2 p229

C. Wallis  Method of detecting Viruses in Aerosols. 1966  Appl Environ Microbiol. . v50 p1181

Airborne Flu Articles

McDevitt, James et al.  Inactivation of Poxviruses by Upper-Room UVC Light in a Simulated Hospital Room Environment  2008 PloS ONE v3 e-page 3186.

McDevitt, James et al.  Aerosol Susceptibility of Influenza Virus to UV-C Light  2012  Applied Environmental Microbiology  v78 no.p1666

Neuzil, Kathleen   Illness Among Schoolchildren During Influenza Season: Effect on School Absenteeism, Parental Absenteeism From Work, and Secondary Illness in Families 2002  Archives Pediatric Adolescence Medicine   v156 p986

Solutions Articles

Kowalski, Wladyslaw  Modeling Immune Building Systems for Bioterrorism Defense  Journal of Architectural Engineering,  2003  Vol. 9, page 86

Jensen Marcus  Inactivation of Airborne Viruses by Ultraviolet Irradiation 1964   Applied Microbiology v12 p418

Aerosol Susceptibility of Influenza Virus to UV-C Light  McDevitt, James et al. 2012 Applied Environmental Microbiology  v78 no.p1666

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