Hong Kong Med J 2008;14(Suppl 1):S26-8
Aerodynamic properties of biohazardous aerosols in hospitals
M Fang, APS Lau, CK Chan, CT Hung, TW Lee
Department of Chemical Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong
1. Knowledge of the aerodynamic properties of biohazardous aerosols is important for infection control.
2. The aerosol dynamics involved in coughing and cough-related phenomena are complicated, poorly understood, and require further study.
3. Mature atmospheric aerosol measurement technologies can be used to study aerosols in hospital or clinical environments. This greatly enhances the understanding of the transmission of infectious diseases.