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Infection Control

Infection Control

A Program at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

We have long known that buildings play a critical role in infectious disease transmission.

We want to bring to your attention to what you can do right now in your home, office, or school. Healthy building environments can play an important role in combating the spread of infectious disease. Read about the research we’ve conducted on the connection between the buildings where we live and work and infectious disease.

Relevant Research

Ventilation and acute respiratory infection rates in college dorms
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HVAC filtration for controlling infectious airborne disease transmission indoors
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Assessing Risk of Health Care-Acquired Legionnaires’ Disease from Environmental Sampling
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Inactivating influenza viruses on surfaces
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Infectious Disease Mitigation in Airports and on Aircraft
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Humidity and Biological Particle Resuspension Indoors
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Impacts of Humidity on Influenza Survival in Homes
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Residential Environment and Undergraduate Student Health
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Health Implications of Microbial Exchange via Fomites
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Feb 11, 2020
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Jan 30, 2020
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Jan 29, 2020
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