Predicting Spatial Distribution of Infection Risk of Airborne Transmission Diseases in a Hospital Ward

Hua Qian, Yuguo Li, Peter V. Nielsen, Xinghuang Huang

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Abstrakt

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.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelProceedings of Healthy Buildings
RedaktørerE. de Oliveira Fernandes, M. Gamerio da Silva, J. Rosado Pinto
Antal sider6
Forlag<Forlag uden navn>
Publikationsdato2007
ISBN (Trykt)9789899506718
StatusUdgivet - 2007
BegivenhedHealthy Buildings - Lisboa, Portugal
Varighed: 4 jun. 20068 jun. 2006

Konference

KonferenceHealthy Buildings
Land/OmrådePortugal
ByLisboa
Periode04/06/200608/06/2006

Emneord

  • Wells-Riley equation
  • SARS
  • Airborne transmission of diseases
  • CFD

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