Control of pathogen transmission in transport hubs

Ilpo Kulmala, Anniina Salmela, Petri Ruutu, Pertti Pasanen, Joanne Enstone, Jonathan Van-Tam, Raija Koivisto, Satu Salo

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Abstract

Human travel plays a key role in the spread of many infectious diseases. Global air traffic facilitates the quick movement of pathogens while mass transport can spread them locally. Transport hubs are relevant for disease transmission for many reasons: high contact rates, high crowd density in enclosed environment, sharing of communal spaces and high number of frequently touched surfaces. The aim of the PANDHUB project is to improve preparedness for pandemics and high threat pathogens in transport hubs. In the first phase the points or sites within a traffic hub environment where the risk for microbial transmission is at least periodically increased will be identified.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSisäilmastoseminaari 2016
PublisherSIY Sisäilmatieto Oy
Pages131-134
ISBN (Print)978-952-5236-44-6
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoE publication typeD3 Professional conference proceedings
EventSisäilmastoseminaari 2016 - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 16 Mar 2016 → …

Publication series

SeriesSIY Raportti
Volume34
ISSN1237-1866

Seminar

SeminarSisäilmastoseminaari 2016
CountryFinland
CityHelsinki
Period16/03/16 → …

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Keywords

  • pandemics
  • pathogens
  • disease transmission
  • transport hub

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Kulmala, I., Salmela, A., Ruutu, P., Pasanen, P., Enstone, J., Van-Tam, J., Koivisto, R., & Salo, S. (2016). Control of pathogen transmission in transport hubs. In Sisäilmastoseminaari 2016 (pp. 131-134). SIY Sisäilmatieto Oy. SIY Raportti, Vol.. 34