The potential for airborne transmission of disease is widely recognized, although there remains uncertainty concerning which diseases are spread primarily via which route, whether it be airborne, short range droplets, direct or indirect contact, or multimodal (a combination of mechanisms). Ventilation and airflow are effective for controlling transmission of only certain diseases. Learn about the ventilation and airflow strategies that are available for implementation in buildings.
Adam Kramer, ScD, MPH, RS, Environmental Health Officer, CDC
Ginger Chew, ScD, MSPH, Health Scientist, CDC
Kenneth Mead, PhD, PE, Chief, Engineering and Physical Hazards Branch, NIOSH Division of Field Studies and Engineering
Stephen Martin, Engineer, CDC’s National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health