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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010 Aug;31(8):857-9. doi: 10.1086/655022.

Transmission route of rhinovirus type 39 in a monodispersed airborne aerosol.

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Department of Internal Medicine, Section on Infectious Diseases, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27157-1042, USA. wbischof@wfubmc.edu

Abstract

The common cold affects millions of people. Unfortunately, it remains unknown whether cold viruses enter the respiratory tract only through the nose and mouth or whether they can also enter through the tear ducts. Transocular exposure to an airborne infectious dose of human rhinovirus did not lead to infection.

PMID:
20569111
DOI:
10.1086/655022
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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