The International Symposium on Aerobiology (4th) Held at Enschede (Netherlands) 3-7 September 1972
OFFICE OF NAVAL RESEARCH LONDON (UNITED KINGDOM)
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ILIA CAN BE INDUCED BY A VARIETY OF INFECTIOUS AGENTS, I.E. BACTERIAL, VIRAL AND MYCOPLASMAL. With some viruses the point of first contact with the respiratory epithelium may be ciliary and entry of the virus into the cell may well occur from this site. The conference had a new look at naturally occurring aerosols, particularly those which are generated by body movement through convection currents from the skin surface and from the perineal region, particularly in the male. Much effort is currently going into the development of patient isolation systems with an aim to establish and maintain the germ free state. With the growing evidence that endogenous infections are on the increase, one might question the general use of such devices until their effectiveness has been proven beyond doubt.