Viral shedding and environmental cleaning in middle east respiratory syndrome coronavirus infection

Joon-Young Song, Hee-Jin Cheong, Min Joo Choi, Ji Ho Jeon, Seong Hee Kang, Eun Ju Jeong, Jin Gu Yoon, Saem Na Lee, Sung Ran Kim, Ji Yun Noh, Woo Joo Kim

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Abstract

Viral shedding lasted 31 and 19 days from symptom onset in two patients with east respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) pneumonia, respectively. Environmental real-time RT-PCR was weakly positive for bed guardrail and monitors. Even after cleaning the monitors with 70% alcohol-based disinfectant, RT-PCR was still weakly positive, and converted to negative only after wiping with diluted sodium chlorite. Further studies are required to clarify the appropriate methods to clean environments during and after treatment of patients with MERS-CoV infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)252-255
Number of pages4
JournalInfection and Chemotherapy
Volume47
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1

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Coronavirus Infections
Virus Shedding
Coronavirus
Disinfectants
Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction
Pneumonia
Alcohols
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Infection
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Coronavirus
  • Middle East respiratory syndrome
  • Virus shedding

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  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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Viral shedding and environmental cleaning in middle east respiratory syndrome coronavirus infection. / Song, Joon-Young; Cheong, Hee-Jin; Choi, Min Joo; Jeon, Ji Ho; Kang, Seong Hee; Jeong, Eun Ju; Yoon, Jin Gu; Lee, Saem Na; Kim, Sung Ran; Noh, Ji Yun; Kim, Woo Joo.

In: Infection and Chemotherapy, Vol. 47, No. 4, 01.01.2015, p. 252-255.

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Song, Joon-Young ; Cheong, Hee-Jin ; Choi, Min Joo ; Jeon, Ji Ho ; Kang, Seong Hee ; Jeong, Eun Ju ; Yoon, Jin Gu ; Lee, Saem Na ; Kim, Sung Ran ; Noh, Ji Yun ; Kim, Woo Joo. / Viral shedding and environmental cleaning in middle east respiratory syndrome coronavirus infection. In: Infection and Chemotherapy. 2015 ; Vol. 47, No. 4. pp. 252-255.
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