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Airborne Infection Control in Health Care Facilities OPEN ACCESS

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Thomas H. Kuehn

Environmental Division, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455-0111 e-mail: kuehn001@umn.edu

J. Sol. Energy Eng 125(3), 366-371 (Aug 04, 2003) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1592187 History: Received January 01, 2003; Revised March 01, 2003; Online August 04, 2003
Copyright © 2003 by ASME
Topics: Health care
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Photograph of new construction in front of a 1970’s hospital building with mechanical ventilation that was added to a 1920’s building originally designed for natural ventilation with operable windows.
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Photograph showing new construction of a large heart center connected to an existing hospital building near the MRI/CT Scanning unit
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Photograph of the construction side of a barrier in a hospital corridor separating the construction zone from the occupied area (Source: Richard Hermans, Center for Energy and Environment, Minneapolis, MN)

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