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|Title:||A Note on the Inactivation of Influenza A Viruses Through Solar Radiation, Relative Humidity and Temperature|
|Authors:||WEBER THOMAS; STILIANAKIS NIKOLAOS|
|Citation:||PHOTOCHEMISTRY AND PHOTOBIOLOGY vol. 84 no. 6 p. 1601-1602|
|Publisher:||AMER SOC PHOTOBIOLOGY|
|Type:||Articles in Journals|
|Abstract:||We critically investigate the claim put forward in (7) that inactivation of influenza A virus through solar radiation can explain the seasonality of influenza epidemics. We correct an error in (7) and show that changes in relative humidity and temperature affect influenza virus inactivation as strongly as variation in solar radiation. Furthermore, it appears unlikely that transmission in outdoor settings plays an important role during influenza outbreaks, because influenza A virus is sensitive to a wide range of environmental factors.|
|JRC Institute:||Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen|
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