Modeling of Human Viruses on Hands and Risk of Infection in an Office Workplace Using Micro-Activity Data

@article{Beamer2015ModelingOH,
  title={Modeling of Human Viruses on Hands and Risk of Infection in an Office Workplace Using Micro-Activity Data},
  author={P. Beamer and Kevin R Plotkin and C. Gerba and L. Sifuentes and D. Koenig and K. Reynolds},
  journal={Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene},
  year={2015},
  volume={12},
  pages={266 - 275}
}
Although the number of illnesses resulting from indirect viral pathogen transmission could be substantial, it is difficult to estimate the relative risks because of the wide variation and uncertainty in human behavior, variable viral concentrations on fomites, and other exposure factors. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the micro-activity approach for assessment of microbial risk by adapting a mathematical model to estimate probability of viral infection from indirect transmission. To… Expand
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