Research for infection protection

Airborne infection

Airborne infection

Direct spread of pathogens via aerosols. The droplets, which have a diameter of 100 µm to 2 mm, are aerosolised through sneezing, speaking or coughing. As these droplets cannot float through the air for a longer time, they only pose a risk to contact persons at a distance of 1-2 metres to the patient. Airborne infection is a typical transmission path for influenza viruses and Streptococci