Every year the flu epidemic is becoming a major theme that dominates the society. And it was the autumn-winter period is a time of exacerbation of infectious diseases for people of all ages, from infants to the elderly. Do we know what viral particles clocks remain active in dry, warm and stale air, but almost instantly disintegrated in the air is cool, moist and moving?
The optimal parameters of the air — temperature of about 20°C, humidity 50-70%. Be sure to frequent and intense cross-ventilation of premises. Any heating system dries the air. It is the beginning of the heating season was the beginning of a flu epidemic! Control the humidity! Wash the floor! Turn on humidifiers! Urgently require humidification and ventilation facilities in children’s groups! Better dress warmer, but not extra heaters”.
In confirmation of the above, we present the results of research Medical school mount Sinai in new York, where, in 2007, reported that “revealed the cause of the seasonal nature of influenza epidemics”. It turned out that at lower temperatures and dry air pathogenicity of influenza virus is significantly increased.
For an awesome opening, I had to get sick a whole battalion of Guinea pigs. Animals were placed in a variety of conditions and concluded that the higher the humidity and the temperature in the room, the less chance of catching a nasty disease.
In the experiments, American scientists have shown that at low humidity of 20-35% influenza contracted from 75 to 100% of the animals. At 50% moisture content was observed only one case of infection, and at 80% — no. Thus, it is proved that the dry air drastically increases the infectivity of the virus. I.e. enough in public areas: transport, houses and apartments to increase the humidity and temperature, it will be possible to prevent a flu epidemic.