A new method for sampling and detection of exhaled respiratory virus aerosols

Clin Infect Dis. 2008 Jan 1;46(1):93-5. doi: 10.1086/523000.

Abstract

We have developed a mask sampler for exhaled respiratory viruses. Among a group of 9 patients with cold symptoms who had virus-positive nasal mucus specimens, as analyzed by multiplexed polymerase chain reaction, virus-positive mask samples were obtained after coughing (20 times), talking (20 min), or breathing (20 min) from 6, 5, and 3 patients, respectively.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Aerosols / analysis*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Masks*
  • Nose / virology
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction / methods
  • Respiratory Tract Infections / virology*
  • Viruses / isolation & purification*

Substances

  • Aerosols