Violent expiratory events: on coughing and sneezing

@article{Bourouiba2014ViolentEE,
  title={Violent expiratory events: on coughing and sneezing},
  author={Lydia Bourouiba and {\'E}. Dehandschoewercker and John W. M. Bush},
  journal={Journal of Fluid Mechanics},
  year={2014},
  volume={745},
  pages={537 - 563}
}
Abstract Violent respiratory events such as coughs and sneezes play a key role in transferring respiratory diseases between infectious and susceptible individuals. We present the results of a combined experimental and theoretical investigation of the fluid dynamics of such violent expiratory events. Direct observation of sneezing and coughing events reveals that such flows are multiphase turbulent buoyant clouds with suspended droplets of various sizes. Our observations guide the development of… 

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