The Fluid Dynamics of Disease Transmission

@article{Bourouiba2021TheFD,
  title={The Fluid Dynamics of Disease Transmission},
  author={Lydia Bourouiba},
  journal={Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics},
  year={2021}
}
  • L. Bourouiba
  • Published 5 January 2021
  • Medicine
  • Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics
For an infectious disease such as the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) to spread, contact needs to be established between an infected host and a susceptible one. In a range of populations and infectious diseases, peer-to-peer contact modes involve complex interactions of a pathogen with a fluid phase, such as isolated complex fluid droplets or a multiphase cloud of droplets. This is true for exhalations including coughs or sneezes in humans and animals, bursting bubbles leading to micron… 
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