Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Nucleic Acid Contamination of Surfaces on a Coronavirus Disease 2019 Ward and Intensive Care Unit

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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2020 Aug 12:1-13. doi: 10.1017/ice.2020.416. Online ahead of print.


On Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) wards, severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) nucleic acid was frequently detected on high-touch surfaces, floors, and socks inside patient rooms. Contamination of floors and shoes was common outside patient rooms on the COVID-19 wards but decreased after improvements in floor cleaning and disinfection.

PMID:32782056 | DOI:10.1017/ice.2020.416

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