Aerosol transmission of severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus during resuscitation

Jaeyoung Moon, Hyeokjin Lee, Ji Hoon Jeon, Yejin Kwon, Hojin Kim, Eun Byeol Wang, Choong Won Seo, Sul A. Sung, Su Hyun Kim, Hyeri Seok, Wonseok Choi, Wooyoung Choi, Dae Won Park

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Abstract

We investigated potential nosocomial aerosol transmission of severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus (SFTSV) with droplet precautions. During aerosol generating procedures, SFTSV was be transmitted from person to person through aerosols. Thus, airborne precautions should be added to standard precautions to avoid direct contact and droplet transmission.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)238-241
Number of pages4
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume40
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Feb 1

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Moon, J., Lee, H., Jeon, J. H., Kwon, Y., Kim, H., Wang, E. B., Seo, C. W., Sung, S. A., Kim, S. H., Seok, H., Choi, W., Choi, W., & Park, D. W. (2019). Aerosol transmission of severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus during resuscitation. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 40(2), 238-241. https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2018.330