Accession Number:

AD0783573

Title:

Concerning Inactivation of Viruses in Air

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-06-14

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

In closed living and community rooms, many viruses can long retain infectious activity in air. The more stable under these conditions are the adenoviruses, the enteroviruses and the Newcastles disease virus, but the parainfluenza viruses and respiratory-syncytial virus are inactivated sufficiently rapidly. The relative humidity has a significant effect on the degree of virus inactivation in the air.

Subject Categories:

  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE