Marr said the demonstration was a great teaching tool for his students and the public in the future.
“As we head into another COVID-19 and flu season, good ventilation and filtration remain a key aspect of reducing the risk of infection,” Marr said. “This can be done by opening a window, turning on exhaust fans or opening a window. operate a portable air filtration unit, or a combination thereof.
The future of influenza research
Marr’s research into airborne disease transmission doesn’t stop with the “60 Minutes” interview. She is tackling a project that relates to something that initially sparked her interest in this area of research: the health of young children in daycare, and more specifically her own son. REDUCE THE FLU is part of an $8.8 million grant from Flu laboratory with collaborative research from the University of Michigan, University of Pittsburgh, Emory University and Georgetown University.
“Our goals are to understand how behavioral and environmental factors affect influenza transmission and identify effective interventions that can be used in child care settings to mitigate transmission,” Marr said. “Along the way, we hope to determine the extent of transmission by breathing the virus from the air rather than by being sprayed by large droplets carrying the virus or by touching contaminated surfaces.”
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