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[Transmission of Influenza A]

Tièche, R. and Piso, R. J. and Bassetti, S.. (2011) [Transmission of Influenza A]. Schweizerische Rundschau für Medizin PRAXIS, Vol. 100. pp. 417-422.

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Abstract

The pandemic influenza A 2009 virus led to new discussions about proper protection measures in hospitals and in the general population. To implement efficacious protection measures against the influenza A virus, we have to know its way of transmission. Influenza A transmission occurs primarily via droplets and contact. However, several experimental studies and observations of outbreaks indicate that influenza can also be transmitted through the airborne route (via aerosols). The possibility of airborne transmission of influenza should be taken in consideration for pandemic influenza planning and recommendations. In case of influenza epidemics with high (or not yet defined) mortality, exposed healthcare personnel should be protected using precautions against airborne transmission, including the use of FFP2 (N95) respirators.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Infektiologie
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Infektiologie
UniBasel Contributors:Bassetti, Stefano
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:Huber
ISSN:0369-8394
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Last Modified:16 Aug 2013 07:34
Deposited On:16 Aug 2013 07:32

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