Detection of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 RNA on Surfaces in Quarantine Rooms.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We investigated severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) environmental contamination in 2 rooms of a quarantine hotel after 2 presymptomatic persons who stayed there were laboratory-confirmed as having coronavirus disease. We detected SARS-CoV-2 RNA on 8 (36%) of 22 surfaces, as well as on the pillow cover, sheet, and duvet cover.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Jiang, F-C; Jiang, X-L; Wang, Z-G; Meng, Z-H; Shao, S-F; Anderson, BD; Ma, M-J

Published Date

  • September 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 26 / 9

PubMed ID

  • 32421495

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC7454114

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1080-6059

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1080-6040

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3201/eid2609.201435


  • eng