|Document ID (ISN)||64202|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
|Convention or series no.
||Modeling respirator penetration values with the Beta distribution: An application to occupational tuberculosis transmission
||June 1994, Vol.55, No.6, p.515-524. Illus. 31 ref.
||Even workers wearing respirators may be infected following inhalation of respirable particles, termed droplet nuclei, that carry viable mycobacterium tuberculosis bacilli. Based on the expected number of infectious doses inhaled, the Poisson probability model is used traditionally to predict an individual's risk of infection. This article synthesizes the beta distribution, as applied to average penetration values among a respirator-wearing population, and the Poisson distribution, as applied to an individual's infection risk, to describe the population risk of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection.
||tuberculosis; biological hazards; respirators
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Bacterial and parasitic diseases