Mucus protects airborne flu virus at ...

Mucus protects airborne flu virus at all humidities

Influenza virus aerosols remain infectious at all humidity levels, according to a study published online June 7 in the Journal of Infectious Diseases . Karen A. Kormuth, Ph.D., from University of Pittsburgh, and colleagues used humidity-controlled chambers to study the impact of relative humidity on the stability of 2009 pandemic influenza A virus in suspended aerosols and stationary droplets.

Start the conversation, or Read more at PhysOrg Weblog.

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Centennial student second local case of H1N1 fl... (Jun '09) Jun 19 Lucy 9
News Mom haunted by drive to Georgetown Hospital ER (Jul '09) Feb '18 what Peel brings us 8
News Vaccine shortage expected next week (Nov '09) Feb '18 over kill mite kill 4
News Region opens H1N1 flu clinics to all residents (Nov '09) Jan '18 Dangers 4 Seniors 3
News The flu shot is largely worthless and possibly ... (Dec '17) Dec '17 VACCINES MAIM KILL 1
News Swine flu jab linked to narcolepsy (Feb '13) Nov '17 Yidfellas v USA 27
News Flu clinics open next week (Oct '10) Nov '17 Dont bother option 4