Review: Environment and personal protective equipment tests for SARS-CoV-2 in the isolation room of an infant with infection

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Review: Environment and personal protective equipment tests for SARS-CoV-2 in the isolation room of an infant with infection

Review: Environment and personal protective equipment tests for SARS-CoV-2 in the isolation room of an infant with infection

This case report documents that a generally well infant with COVID-19 can contaminate his or her environment with PCR-detectable virus. Whether it’s enough to infect someone is not known.

COVID-19 is thought to be spread from an infected person to another primarily via droplet and possibly direct contact. The roles of transmission by indirect contact or by long-range airborne mechanisms are uncertain. This case-report followed a 6 month old infant infected with COVID-19 who was admitted to the hospital because both parents were also admitted.

They tested the environment the baby was in a great deal. They found that the infant’s bedding, he cot rail, and a table 1 meter away were found to be positive for SARS-CoV-2.  The samples taken from the infant’s health care workers’ PPE were found to be negative for SARS-CoV-2.

|2020-04-03T13:33:46-04:00April 3rd, 2020|COVID-19 Literature|Comments Off on Review: Environment and personal protective equipment tests for SARS-CoV-2 in the isolation room of an infant with infection

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