In order to determine the laws of the propagation of viruses by aerosols dust, droplets, experiments on particle sedimentation were made under various conditions involving particle size, relative air humidity, and air temperature. As a model viruses T3 bacteriophages and vaccine viruses were used. A number of methods were tested in order to establish the presence of viruses in the air. It was possible to identify viruses, which were sedimented with dust or droplets, up to 3-12 hours. Conclusions as to the propagation of viruses are drawn on the basis of the experimental results.
Trans. of Zentralblatt fuer Bakteriologie, Parasitenkunde und Infektionskrankheiten. Abt. 1. Originale (West Germany) v201 n3 p273-301 1966.