A new method for sampling and detection of exhaled respiratory virus aerosols

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Journal Article
Citation:
Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2008, 46 (1), pp. 93 - 95
Issue Date:
2008-01-01
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We have developed a mask sampler for exhaled respiratory viruses. Among a group of 9 patients with cold symptoms who had virus-positive nasal mucus specimens, as analyzed by multiplexed polymerase chain reaction, virus-positive mask samples were obtained after coughing (20 times), talking (20 min), or breathing (20 min) from 6, 5, and 3 patients, respectively. © 2007 by the Infectious Diseases Society of America. All rights reserved.
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