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Study finds airborne pathogens live for 45 minutes

June 26, 2017

A Queensland study has found airborne pathogens can live for 45 minutes, according to an article on the Infection Control Today website.

Queensland University of Technology and the University of Queensland scientists have developed a technique to study how some pathogens can spread up to four meters and live in the air for up to 45 minutes.

The researchers found that the bacteria in cough droplets decayed in two time spans.

The findings had implications for infection control in hospitals and particularly with the treatment of people with cystic fibrosis, the study's authors said.

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