High Humidity Leads to Loss of Infectious Influenza Virus from Simulated Coughs

Архивировано 12.08.2020: noti-2013.pdf

Источник: Noti JD, Blachere FM, McMillen CM, Lindsley WG, Kashon ML, et al. High Humidity Leads to Loss of Infectious Influenza Virus from Simulated Coughs. PLOS ONE, 2013, 8(2):e57485.

At low relative humidity, influenza retains maximal infectivity and inactivation of the virus at higher relative humidity occurs rapidly after coughing. Although virus carried on aerosol particles <4 µM have the potential for remaining suspended in air currents longer and traveling further distances than those on larger particles, their rapid inactivation at high humidity tempers this concern. Maintaining indoor relative humidity >40% will significantly reduce the infectivity of aerosolized virus.