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Detection of SARS-CoV-2 within the healthcare environment: a multi-centre study conducted during the first wave of the COVID-19 outbreak in England

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Background
Understanding how severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) is spread within the hospital setting is essential in order to protect staff, implement effective infection control measures, and prevent nosocomial transmission.
Methods
The presence of SARS-CoV-2 in the air and on environmental surfaces around hospitalized patients, with and without respiratory symptoms, was investigated. Environmental sampling was unde... Expand abstract
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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.jhin.2020.11.024

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Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Journal of Hospital Infection More from this journal
Volume:
108
Issue:
February 2021
Pages:
189-196
Publication date:
2020-11-28
Acceptance date:
2020-11-25
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EISSN:
1532-2939
ISSN:
0195-6701
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1170821
Local pid:
pubs:1170821
Deposit date:
2021-04-14

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