Calculating the potential for within-flight transmission of influenza A (H1N1).
|Title||Calculating the potential for within-flight transmission of influenza A (H1N1).|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2009|
|Authors||Wagner, BG, Coburn BJ, Blower S|
|Keywords||Aircraft, Crowding, Humans, Influenza A Virus, H1N1 Subtype, Influenza, Human, Risk Assessment, Time Factors, Travel|
Clearly air travel, by transporting infectious individuals from one geographic location to another, significantly affects the rate of spread of influenza A (H1N1). However, the possibility of within-flight transmission of H1N1 has not been evaluated; although it is known that smallpox, measles, tuberculosis, SARS and seasonal influenza can be transmitted during commercial flights. Here we present the first quantitative risk assessment to assess the potential for within-flight transmission of H1N1.
|Alternate Journal||BMC Med|