posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 08:24 AM
reply to post by Brasov
You may want to read the full study conducted by Gardham, who you are quoting.
That can be found HERE
His presentation starts on page 91.
Despite this being one persons study, he does not state that influenza can't be transmitted by air, in fact several of his studies on mice and ferrets
showed air borne contamination, such as this one on page 96:
Transmission of influenza occurs between
aerosol-infected animals and healthy animals
• Mice physically separated by a ¾ inch double
• Ferrets housed in separate wire-meshed cages
• Ferrets separated by approximately 8 foot long
“S” and “U”-shaped closed ducts
Now, onto your second link...
You've cherry picked two sentences from 16 paragraphs, next time it might pay to read your sources before posting them in error.
If you continue on from the quote you used, this one:
"Transmission via contaminated hands and fomites has been suggested as a contributing factor in some studies. However, there is insufficient
data to determine the proportion of influenza transmission that is attributable to direct or indirect contact..."
There is no evidence that influenza transmission can occur across long distances (e.g., through ventilation systems)
We discover this bombshell:
Droplet nuclei (airborne) transmission entails the production of infectious droplet nuclei, generally 5 micrometers or less in diameter. In
contrast with larger droplets, these droplets can remain suspended in the air and be disseminated by air currents in a room or through a facility to
be inhaled by a susceptible host. Small droplet nuclei and aerosols can remain suspended in the air for prolonged periods and travel significant
distances. Small particles appear to be more infectious, with both the degree of infectivity and the severity of illness and is directly related to
particle size. Aerosols smaller than 10 microns have been shown to cause more severe disease and require a smaller inoculum than large intranasal
Now, it seems you've taken statements of influenza not being transmitted over long distances as not being transmitted by air at all
, this is an
edit on 9/1/12 by Chadwickus because: (no reason given)