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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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Healthy Buildings
EditorsE. de Oliveira Fernandes, M. Gamerio da Silva, J. Rosado Pinto
Number of pages6
Publisher<Forlag uden navn>
Publication date2007
ISBN (Print)9789899506718
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventHealthy Buildings - Lisboa, Portugal
Duration: 4 Jun 20068 Jun 2006

Conference

ConferenceHealthy Buildings
CountryPortugal
CityLisboa
Period04/06/200608/06/2006

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Spatial distribution
Computational fluid dynamics

Keywords

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

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Qian, H., Li, Y., Nielsen, P. V., & Huang, X. (2007). Predicting Spatial Distribution of Infection Risk of Airborne Transmission Diseases in a Hospital Ward. In E. de Oliveira Fernandes, M. Gamerio da Silva, & J. Rosado Pinto (Eds.), Proceedings of Healthy Buildings <Forlag uden navn>.
Qian, Hua ; Li, Yuguo ; Nielsen, Peter V. ; Huang, Xinghuang. / Predicting Spatial Distribution of Infection Risk of Airborne Transmission Diseases in a Hospital Ward. Proceedings of Healthy Buildings. editor / E. de Oliveira Fernandes ; M. Gamerio da Silva ; J. Rosado Pinto. <Forlag uden navn>, 2007.
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Qian, H, Li, Y, Nielsen, PV & Huang, X 2007, Predicting Spatial Distribution of Infection Risk of Airborne Transmission Diseases in a Hospital Ward. in E de Oliveira Fernandes, M Gamerio da Silva & J Rosado Pinto (eds), Proceedings of Healthy Buildings. <Forlag uden navn>, Healthy Buildings, Lisboa, Portugal, 04/06/2006.

Predicting Spatial Distribution of Infection Risk of Airborne Transmission Diseases in a Hospital Ward. / Qian, Hua; Li, Yuguo; Nielsen, Peter V.; Huang, Xinghuang.

Proceedings of Healthy Buildings. ed. / E. de Oliveira Fernandes; M. Gamerio da Silva; J. Rosado Pinto. <Forlag uden navn>, 2007.

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Qian H, Li Y, Nielsen PV, Huang X. Predicting Spatial Distribution of Infection Risk of Airborne Transmission Diseases in a Hospital Ward. In de Oliveira Fernandes E, Gamerio da Silva M, Rosado Pinto J, editors, Proceedings of Healthy Buildings. <Forlag uden navn>. 2007