Bioaerosol Sampling of a Ventilated Patient with COVID-19

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Bioaerosol Sampling of a Ventilated Patient with COVID-19

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Bioaerosol samples were collected in an airborne infection isolation room, bathroom and anteroom of a ventilated patient with coronavirus disease 2019.

Date Last Updated (Year-Month-Day)

2020-08-04

Citation

Lane, M. A., E. A. Brownsword, J. S. Morgan, A. Babiker, S. A. Vanairsdale, G. M. Lyon, A. K. Mehta, J. M. Ingersoll, W. G. Lindsley, and C. S. Kraft. 2020. "Bioaerosol Sampling of a Ventilated Patient with COVID-19." American journal of infection control.

Abstract

Bioaerosol samples were collected in an airborne infection isolation room, bathroom and anteroom of a ventilated patient with coronavirus disease 2019. Twenty-eight samples were negative for SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid, possibly due to the patient being on a closed-circuit ventilator or the efficiency of the air exchanges in the room.

Keywords: COVID-19; airborne transmission; bioaerosol; hospital; ventilator.

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