Sheltering as a protective measure against airborne virus spread

Jordi Casal, Eulàlia Planas-Cuchi, Joaquim Casal

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    The dispersion of airborne viruses can play an important role in the spread of a disease. Especially for short or moderate emission periods - such as emissions from farms or accidental releases from laboratories or industrial plants - indoor concentrations can be significantly lower than outdoor concentrations. The relationships between these two concentrations are analysed for continuous, temporary and instantaneous releases. The efficiency of sheltering as a protective measure for persons or animals is discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)179-189
    JournalJournal of Hazardous Materials
    Publication statusPublished - 10 Sep 1999


    • Atmospherical dispersion
    • Disease
    • Risk
    • Sheltering
    • Virus


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