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Air and surface contamination in non-health care settings among 641 environmental specimens of 39 COVID-19 cases [article]

Lei Luo, Dan Liu, Hao Zhang, Zhihao Li, Ruonan Zhen, Xiru Zhang, Huaping Xie, Weiqi Song, Jie Liu, Qingmei Huang, Jingwen Chen, Xingfen Yang (+2 others)
2020 biorxiv/medrxiv   pre-print
Little is known about the SARS-CoV-2 contamination of environmental surfaces and air in non-health care settings among COVID-19 cases.  ...  Methods and findings: We explored the SARS-CoV-2 contamination of environmental surfaces and air by collecting air and swabbing environmental surfaces among 39 COVID-19 cases in Guangzhou, China.  ...  However, the role of air and surface contamination in non-health care settings is still need to be explored.  ... 
doi:10.1101/2020.07.09.195008 fatcat:jz2avqwwzvfmvdyufoozcaejae

Air and surface contamination in non-health care settings among 641 environmental specimens of 39 COVID-19 cases

Lei Luo, Dan Liu, Hao Zhang, Zhihao Li, Ruonan Zhen, Xiru Zhang, Huaping Xie, Weiqi Song, Jie Liu, Qingmei Huang, Jingwen Liu, Xingfen Yang (+3 others)
2020 PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases  
Little is known about the SARS-CoV-2 contamination of environmental surfaces and air in non-health care settings among COVID-19 cases.  ...  We explored the SARS-CoV-2 contamination of environmental surfaces and air by collecting air and swabbing environmental surfaces among 39 COVID-19 cases in Guangzhou, China.  ...  However, the role of air and surface contamination in non-health care settings is still need to be explored.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0008570 pmid:33035211 fatcat:zot75tde3rcjvjvyae2gqbck6q

Interplay Between Patient Colonization and Environmental Contamination with Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci, and Their Association with Patient Health Outcomes in Post-Acute Care

Marco Cassone, Ziwei Zhu, Julia Mantey, Kristen E Gibson, Mary B Perri, Marcus J Zervos, Evan S Snitkin, Betsy Foxman, Lona Mody
2019 Open Forum Infectious Diseases  
Conclusions Room contamination with VRE is a risk factor for patient colonization, and both are associated with future adverse health outcomes in our post-acute care patients.  ...  Multiple body and environmental sites were sampled at regular intervals to establish correlation between environmental contamination and patient colonization, and with longer than expected stay, unplanned  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS We thank the patients and their families who participated in this study.  ... 
doi:10.1093/ofid/ofz519 pmid:31988973 pmcid:PMC6976341 fatcat:hjpk3cs72jdnnoho3byyiq5eba