Fluid Dynamics of Respiratory Infectious Diseases.

  title={Fluid Dynamics of Respiratory Infectious Diseases.},
  author={Lydia Bourouiba},
  journal={Annual review of biomedical engineering},
  • L. Bourouiba
  • Published 13 July 2021
  • Medicine
  • Annual review of biomedical engineering
The host-to-host transmission of respiratory infectious diseases is fundamentally enabled by the interaction of pathogens with a variety of fluids (gas or liquid) that shape pathogen encapsulation and emission, transport and persistence in the environment, and new host invasion and infection. Deciphering the mechanisms and fluid properties that govern and promote these steps of pathogen transmission will enable better risk assessment and infection control strategies, and may reveal previously… 

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