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Research Article

Airflow Dynamics of Coughing in Healthy Human Volunteers by Shadowgraph Imaging: An Aid to Aerosol Infection Control

  • Julian W. Tang mail,

    jwtang49@hotmail.com

    Affiliation: Department of Laboratory Medicine, National University Hospital, Queenstown, Singapore

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  • Andre Nicolle,

    Affiliation: Department of Laboratory Medicine, National University Hospital, Queenstown, Singapore

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  • Jovan Pantelic,

    Affiliation: Department of Building, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore, Queenstown, Singapore

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  • Gerald C. Koh,

    Affiliation: Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, Queenstown, Singapore

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  • Liang De Wang,

    Affiliation: Department of Laboratory Medicine, National University Hospital, Queenstown, Singapore

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  • Muhammad Amin,

    Affiliation: Department of Laboratory Medicine, National University Hospital, Queenstown, Singapore

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  • Christian A. Klettner,

    Affiliation: Department of Laboratory Medicine, National University Hospital, Queenstown, Singapore

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  • David K. W. Cheong,

    Affiliation: Department of Building, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore, Queenstown, Singapore

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  • Chandra Sekhar,

    Affiliation: Department of Building, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore, Queenstown, Singapore

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  • Kwok Wai Tham

    Affiliation: Department of Building, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore, Queenstown, Singapore

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  • Published: April 20, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0034818

About the Authors

Julian W. Tang, Andre Nicolle, Liang De Wang, Muhammad Amin, Christian A. Klettner
Department of Laboratory Medicine, National University Hospital, Queenstown, Singapore
Jovan Pantelic, David K. W. Cheong, Chandra Sekhar, Kwok Wai Tham
Department of Building, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore, Queenstown, Singapore
Gerald C. Koh
Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, Queenstown, Singapore

Corresponding Author

Email: jwtang49@hotmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JWT GK JP AN. Performed the experiments: JWT GK JP LDW MA. Analyzed the data: JWT LDW MA AN CAK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JWT AN CAK CS DKWC KWT. Wrote the paper: JWT GK AN. Revised paper critically for important intellectual content: JWT AN JP GK LDW MA CAK DKWC CS KWT.