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N Ikonen, C Savolainen-Kopra, JE Enstone, I Kulmala, P Pasanen, A Salmela, S Salo, JS Nguyen-Van-Tam and P Ruutu
Abstract
International and national travelling has made the rapid spread of infectious diseases possible. Little information is available on the role of major traffic hubs, such as airports, in the transmission of respiratory infections, including seasonal influenza and a pandemic threat. We investigated the presence of respiratory viruses in the passenger environment of a major airport in order to identify risk points and guide measures to minimize transmission.
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