Wind-driven roof turbines: a novel way to improve ventilation for TB infection control in health facilities

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/220339
Title:
Wind-driven roof turbines: a novel way to improve ventilation for TB infection control in health facilities
Authors:
Cox, Helen; Escombe, Rod; McDermid, Cheryl; Mtshemla, Yolanda; Spelman, Tim; Azevedo, Virginia; London, Leslie
Journal:
PLoS ONE
Abstract:
Tuberculosis transmission in healthcare facilities contributes significantly to the TB epidemic, particularly in high HIV settings. Although improving ventilation may reduce transmission, there is a lack of evidence to support low-cost practical interventions. We assessed the efficacy of wind-driven roof turbines to achieve recommended ventilation rates, compared to current recommended practices for natural ventilation (opening windows), in primary care clinic rooms in Khayelitsha, South Africa.
Affiliation:
Medecins Sans Frontieres, Cape Town, South Africa; Burnet Institute for Medical Research, Melbourne, Australia; Department of Infectious Diseases and Immunity, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom; City of Cape Town Health Department, Cape Town, South Africa; University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Publisher:
Public Library of Science (PLoS)
Issue Date:
9-Jan-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/220339
DOI:
10.1371/journal.pone.0029589
PubMed ID:
22253742
Additional Links:
http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0029589
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1932-6203
Appears in Collections:
TB

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dc.contributor.authorCox, Helenen
dc.contributor.authorEscombe, Roden
dc.contributor.authorMcDermid, Cherylen
dc.contributor.authorMtshemla, Yolandaen
dc.contributor.authorSpelman, Timen
dc.contributor.authorAzevedo, Virginiaen
dc.contributor.authorLondon, Leslieen
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-24T17:47:09Z-
dc.date.available2012-04-24T17:47:09Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-09-
dc.identifier.citationPLoS ONE 2012; 7(1):e29589en
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203-
dc.identifier.pmid22253742-
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0029589-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/220339-
dc.description.abstractTuberculosis transmission in healthcare facilities contributes significantly to the TB epidemic, particularly in high HIV settings. Although improving ventilation may reduce transmission, there is a lack of evidence to support low-cost practical interventions. We assessed the efficacy of wind-driven roof turbines to achieve recommended ventilation rates, compared to current recommended practices for natural ventilation (opening windows), in primary care clinic rooms in Khayelitsha, South Africa.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherPublic Library of Science (PLoS)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0029589en
dc.rightsPublished by Public Library of Science, [url]http://www.plosone.org/[/url] Archived on this site by Open Access permissionen
dc.subject.meshTuberculosisen
dc.subject.meshDisease Transmission, Infectiousen
dc.subject.meshVentilationen
dc.titleWind-driven roof turbines: a novel way to improve ventilation for TB infection control in health facilitiesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentMedecins Sans Frontieres, Cape Town, South Africa; Burnet Institute for Medical Research, Melbourne, Australia; Department of Infectious Diseases and Immunity, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom; City of Cape Town Health Department, Cape Town, South Africa; University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africaen
dc.identifier.journalPLoS ONEen

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