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.
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