Environmental severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) contamination in hospital rooms during the first and third coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) waves

Killian Le Neindre, Jeanne Couturier, Aurélie Schnuriger, Sarah Jolivet, Cyril Gouot, Mickaël Majerholc, Pierre Supplisson, Céline Tan, Marine Perrier, Christelle Lazare, Laurence Morand-Joubert, Frédéric Barbut
2022 Antimicrobial Stewardship and Healthcare Epidemiology  
We investigated the frequency, distribution, and risk factors of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) environmental contamination around infected patients during the first and third wave of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. The shedding of SARS-CoV-2 in rooms of infected patients was limited in our hospital setting.
doi:10.1017/ash.2022.228 pmid:36483393 pmcid:PMC9726484 fatcat:4zwcvggoyfbthjqfqx5wi3ynue