With the Covid-19 lockdown in full operation it undoubtedly tends to lead to various questions that needs to be carefully looked at and considered. We found this very well laid out guideline for ventilation, specifically the design, construction and maintenance of an effective natural ventilation system for control of infection in a health care setting.
World Health Organization Guidelines 2009
Authors: World Health Organization
Editors: James Atkinson, Yves Chartier, Carmen Lúcia Pessoa-Silva, Paul Jensen, Yuguo Li and Wing-Hong Seto
Number of pages: 106
Publication date: 2009
Languages: English, French, Spanish
ISBN: 978 92 4 154785 7
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Adequate ventilation can reduce the transmission of infection in health-care settings. Natural ventilation can be one of the effective environmental measures to reduce the risk of spread of infections in health care.
This guideline first defines ventilation and then natural ventilation. It explores the design requirements for natural ventilation in the context of infection control, describing the basic principles of design, construction, operation and maintenance for an effective natural ventilation system to control infection in health-care settings.