Accession Number:

AD0642469

Title:

ASSESSMENT OF EXPERIMENTAL AND NATURAL VIRAL AEROSOLS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY BIOLOGICAL DEFENSE RESEARCH CENTER FREDERICK MD

Report Date:

1966-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

The purpose of these studies was to describe procedures employed in studies on the role of viral aerosols in human viral respiratory disease. The results showed that viral aerosols prepared with the Collision atomizer can be adjusted to a desired content of virus, and that the size distribution of such aerosols coincides to most particles produced in sneezes and coughs from infected volunteers. Thus, the convenience and precision of the technique and its resemblance, at least in part, to natural viral aerosols indicate its potential utility for studies of this kind.

Subject Categories:

  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE