Measurement of airborne influenza virus in a hospital emergency department.

@article{Blachere2009MeasurementOA,
  title={Measurement of airborne influenza virus in a hospital emergency department.},
  author={Francoise M Blachere and William G Lindsley and Terri A. Pearce and Stacey E. Anderson and Melanie A. Fisher and Rashida A. Khakoo and Barbara Jean Meade and Owen M Lander and Stephen M Davis and Robert E. Thewlis and Ismail B. Celik and Bean T. Chen and Donald H. Beezhold},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2009},
  volume={48 4},
  pages={438-40}
}
Size-fractionated aerosol particles were collected in a hospital emergency department to test for airborne influenza virus. Using real-time polymerase chain reaction, we confirmed the presence of airborne influenza virus and found that 53% of detectable influenza virus particles were within the respirable aerosol fraction. Our results provide evidence that influenza virus may spread through the airborne route. 
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