At any time, over 1.4 million people worldwide suffer from infectious complications acquired in hospital. Some of the most frequent nosocomial (hospital acquired) infections of the lower respiratory tract infections, which are often acquired through airborne bacterial agents. It is known that some of these infections, such as tuberculosis and Clostridium difficile are transmitted through the air, but in some cases very little is known about the transmission. We have built portable, robust and simple device, for bioaerosol sampling this project will involve the validation of the device in a clinical setting collaboration with the Royal Free Hospital.
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