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High temperature (30 [degrees] C) blocks aerosol but not contact transmission of influenza virus.
We hypothesized that live vaccinia virus shed from the skin reaction could not be recovered in the natural environment, and as a result, constitutes a limited risk for contact transmission.
Evidence from wild primates and humans shows that pathogens with direct contact transmission are associated with high host specificity (1,3).
The patterns of spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) suggest droplet and contact transmission (1,2).
Droplet and contact transmission are considered the most effective means of transmitting influenza A in hospitals, and the clinical importance of airborne transmission has not been fully elucidated (6).
Under these controlled circumstances, airborne transmission was about two thirds as likely as contact transmission.