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Natural Ventilation for the Prevention of Airborne Contagion

  • A. Roderick Escombe mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: rod.escombe@imperial.ac.uk

    Affiliations: Department of Infectious Diseases & Immunity, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom, Wellcome Trust Centre for Clinical Tropical Medicine, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom, Asociación Benéfica PRISMA, Lima, Perú

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  • Clarissa C Oeser,

    Affiliation: Asociación Benéfica PRISMA, Lima, Perú

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  • Robert H Gilman,

    Affiliations: Asociación Benéfica PRISMA, Lima, Perú, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Marcos Navincopa,

    Affiliation: Hospital Nacional Dos de Mayo, Lima, Perú

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  • Eduardo Ticona,

    Affiliation: Hospital Nacional Dos de Mayo, Lima, Perú

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  • William Pan,

    Affiliation: Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Carlos Martínez,

    Affiliation: Hospital Nacional Dos de Mayo, Lima, Perú

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  • Jesus Chacaltana,

    Affiliation: Hospital Nacional Daniel Carrión, Lima, Perú

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  • Richard Rodríguez,

    Affiliation: Hospital de Apoyo Maria Auxiliadora, Lima, Perú

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  • David A. J Moore,

    Affiliations: Department of Infectious Diseases & Immunity, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom, Wellcome Trust Centre for Clinical Tropical Medicine, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom, Asociación Benéfica PRISMA, Lima, Perú

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  • Jon S Friedland,

    Affiliations: Department of Infectious Diseases & Immunity, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom, Wellcome Trust Centre for Clinical Tropical Medicine, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Carlton A Evans

    Affiliations: Department of Infectious Diseases & Immunity, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom, Wellcome Trust Centre for Clinical Tropical Medicine, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom, Asociación Benéfica PRISMA, Lima, Perú, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Published: February 27, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0040068

About the Authors

A. Roderick Escombe, David A. J Moore, Jon S Friedland, Carlton A Evans
Department of Infectious Diseases & Immunity, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
A. Roderick Escombe, David A. J Moore, Jon S Friedland, Carlton A Evans
Wellcome Trust Centre for Clinical Tropical Medicine, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
A. Roderick Escombe, Clarissa C Oeser, Robert H Gilman, David A. J Moore, Carlton A Evans
Asociación Benéfica PRISMA, Lima, Perú
Robert H Gilman, William Pan, Carlton A Evans
Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Marcos Navincopa, Eduardo Ticona, Carlos Martínez
Hospital Nacional Dos de Mayo, Lima, Perú
Jesus Chacaltana
Hospital Nacional Daniel Carrión, Lima, Perú
Richard Rodríguez
Hospital de Apoyo Maria Auxiliadora, Lima, Perú

Corresponding Author

Email: rod.escombe@imperial.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

All authors contributed to the design or data analysis of the study, the writing of the article, and approval of the final version to be published. ARE had full access to all the data in the study and had final responsibility for the decision to submit for publication and is the guarantor.