Airborne transmission is likely to be behind several recent leaks in hotel quarantine. But the Northern Territory has a quarantine model that works.
Ventilation is one of the most important methods of preventing the spread of infectious disease, a fact we've known for centuries.
The risk of transmitting COVID-19 is much higher indoors due to proximity to other people and building ventilation systems.
Studying how SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, travels through indoor air spaces can help reduce transmission risk.
Open windows and doors, use fans, and set your aircon to pull fresh air from outside.
Open windows and doors to boost air flow and help remove airborne particles.
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Being indoors with other people is a recipe for spreading the coronavirus. But removing airborne particles through proper ventilation and air filtration can reduce some of that risk.
Super-spreader events typically have the 'three Vs" in common: indoor venues, poor ventilation and vocalisation. But many buildings frequented by the public lack ventilation or the means to monitor it.
Holiday events will need to be a little different due to the pandemic.
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COVID-19 and holiday family gatherings are not a good pair. But taking the right precautions before, during and after the family gets together can greatly reduce coronavirus risk this holiday season.
Our video shows aerosol emissions from singing a simple scale. No wonder singing in a choir can be risky.
Most aged care homes are designed to be naturally ventilated. But when windows are closed to keep out the cold, poor ventilation appears to be common – and that's a problem for infection control.
Open windows are the easiest way to ventilate a room.
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Good ventilation can reduce the risk of catching coronavirus. An environmental engineer explains how to know if enough outside air is getting into a room and what to do if ventilation is bad.
Why do so few modern buildings have opening windows?
US soldiers with influenza at Aix-Les-Bains in France in 1918.
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Mechanical ventilators are often used in life and death situations, treating patients with pneumonia, brain injury and stroke. One mechanical ventilator can cost up to A$82,000.
When a house is better sealed, the quality of ventilation becomes more critical.
Our health depends on the quality of air indoors, where most of us spend 90% of our time. The easiest solution is to open a window, but what if that's not an option?
Ringing through the changes.
The Palace of Westminster is due to undergo a refurbishment and the original designs for its ventilation system are still relevant today.
Make one change, cause another - everything’s closely linked.
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Plants located in your home or office are beneficial to your health in more ways than you might think.
It may come as a surprise but air pollution levels indoors are almost always higher than outside, even in busy city centres. Even more surprising is that indoor plants have the ability to mitigate high…