Infectious diseases that affect swine represent a threat to global food security. Some of these diseases are zoonotic and also represent a risk to public health. Among all infectious agents affecting swine, airborne pathogens are especially challenging since they are difficult to contain and control both within farms and regionally. Infectious agents travel through the air associated with particles of variable composition and size. Particle size influences the likelihood that infectious agents will be transmitted to susceptible hosts. This research focuses on the quantification and size distribution of swine viruses associated with airborne particles, and on the efficacy of a novel technology for reducing airborne particles.
University of Minnesota Ph.D. dissertation. March 2016. Major: Veterinary Medicine. Advisors: Montserrat Torremorell, Peter Davies. 1 computer file (PDF); v, 175 pages.
Alonso Garcia-Mochales, Carmen.
Concentration, size distribution, and control of swine viruses associated with airborne particles.
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