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Follow the most recent and relevant research from the Healthy Buildings Program that relates to coronavirus and infectious disease, as well as relevant contributions relating to infectious disease and the built environment.
Aerosol inhalation was likely the dominant contributor to COVID-19 transmission among passengers aboard the Diamond Princess Cruise Ship. Moreover, close-range and long-range transmission likely contributed similarly to disease progression aboard the ship, with fomite transmission playing a smaller role.View Research
In the post-Covid-19 world, buildings will be seen as a first line of defense against disease. Re-populating office spaces must rely on following a hierarchy of controls to minimize risk of exposure, and building performance is at the center of the equation. View Research
By the time you reach 80, you will have spent 72 years of your life indoors. Like it or not, humans have become an indoor species. This means that the people who design, build and maintain our buildings can have a major impact on our health.View Research
The transmission risk for measles is 70 times higher among unvaccinated students. However, additional significant risk reduction is achieved through building-related infection control strategies. View Research