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Opening windows could slow the spread of tuberculosis

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 08 March 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:500

Tuberculosis is spread from person to person by small airborne droplets, so the infection spreads more slowly in well ventilated rooms. Modern hospitals in rich countries can afford expensive mechanical installations that ensure good airflow through wards housing patients with tuberculosis, but a study …

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