Air, Surface Environmental, and Personal Protective Equipment Contamination by Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) From a Symptomatic Patient

Publication

JAMA

Author(s)

Sean Wei Xiang Ong, Yian Kim Tan, Po Ying Chia, Tau Hong Lee, Oon Tek Ng, Michelle Su Yen Wong, Kalisvar Marimuthu

Abstract

Coronaviruses have been implicated in nosocomial outbreaks with environmental contamination as a route of transmission. Similarly, nosocomial transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has been reported. However, the mode of transmission and extent of environmental contamination are unknown.

Date

March 4, 2020

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