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dc.contributor.authorCox, H*
dc.contributor.authorEscombe, R*
dc.contributor.authorMcDermid, C*
dc.contributor.authorMtshemla, Y*
dc.contributor.authorSpelman, T*
dc.contributor.authorAzevedo, V*
dc.contributor.authorLondon, L*
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.
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
refterms.dateFOA2019-03-04T09:43:26Z
html.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.


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