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Environmental Surface Contamination with SARS-CoV-2: Toilets as the Most Contaminated Surfaces in COVID-19 Referral Hospital

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(2021) Environmental Surface Contamination with SARS-CoV-2: Toilets as the Most Contaminated Surfaces in COVID-19 Referral Hospital. Hospital topics. pp. 1-8. ISSN 1939-9278 (Electronic) 0018-5868 (Linking)

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Official URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/34445942

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: The possibility of surface transmission in hospitals with high density of COVID- 19 patients is unneglectable. The aim of this study is to determine the extent of surface contamination in coronavirus central hospital of Ilam province in western Iran. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this experimental study, 205 samples were taken from environmental surfaces in hospital. SARS-CoV-2 RNA detected by Real-time RT-PCR. RESULTS: 121 out of 205 (50.02) samples were positive. The most contaminated objects were toilet sites (5/5,100 ICU; 5/5, 100 isolation wards). CONCLUSION: High surface contamination with SARS-CoV-2 proposes the surface as a potential route of transmission.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmail
Falahi, S.UNSPECIFIED
Bastani, E.UNSPECIFIED
Pakzad, I.UNSPECIFIED
Rashidi, A.UNSPECIFIED
Abdoli, A.UNSPECIFIED
Kenarkoohi, A.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: Covid-19 SARS-CoV-2 environmental environmental hygiene hospital surface contamination
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Page Range: pp. 1-8
Journal or Publication Title: Hospital topics
Journal Index: Pubmed
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/00185868.2021.1969870
ISSN: 1939-9278 (Electronic) 0018-5868 (Linking)
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.medilam.ac.ir/id/eprint/3625

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