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Higher Indoor Humidity Levels Might Slow Flu's Spread
Date:2/28/2013

that typically you're talking about rooms that have a relative humidity of 20 percent, if you're lucky."

"That's why it would be difficult to use this approach in a residential space, unless you seclude the patient to one room and use room humidifiers that are large enough to handle the space in question and keep the doors closed," Tierno added.

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For more on influenza, visit the U.S. National Institutes of Health.

SOURCES: Philip Tierno, M.D., Ph.D., clinical professor, microbiology and pathology, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York City; Marc Siegel, M.D, clinical associate professor, medicine, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York City; February 2013 PLoS One


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