We postulated then that the probable source of the outbreak might be a cloud adult (4).
aureus 40-fold and become a cloud adult. The use of a mask during this experimental rhinovirus infection caused a 75% reduction in the airborne dispersal of S.
We recently investigated the generalizability of the cloud adult phenomenon by giving six persistent nasal carriers of S.
To a hospital epidemiologist, the identification of two cloud adults as the cause of the only two tightly clustered S.
Thus, cloud adults have the potential to play a role in the transmission of other organisms and might be involved with some of the explosive outbreaks of infection occasionally seen in day-care centers, homeless shelters, the military, and hospitals.