Review of ventilation strategies to reduce the risk of disease transmission in high occupancy buildings

  title={Review of ventilation strategies to reduce the risk of disease transmission in high occupancy buildings},
  author={Tomasz Lipiński and Darem Ahmad and Nicolas Serey and Hussam Jouhara},
  journal={International Journal of Thermofluids},
  pages={100045 - 100045}
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