Wind-driven roof turbines: a novel way to improve ventilation for TB infection control in health facilities
AffiliationMedecins 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
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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.
PublisherPublic Library of Science (PLoS)
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