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Researchers at CU Boulder have found that sealing off whole hospital wings and adjusting the ventilation systems could dramatically increase a facility’s ability to contain and treat large numbers of patients with airborne illnesses.
 
The new study, published in the American Journal of Infection Control, found that this method allowed air to get in, but not out.
 
The team successfully sealed off a 30-bed wing in a San Francisco hospital for 24 hours, creating a negatively pressurized environment that prevented air from escaping into the rest of the hospital. This method could prove easier and more affordable than costly ventilation-controlled tents during outbreaks.
 
Source: Medical Xpress

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