Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 environmental contamination in hospital rooms is uncommon using viral culture techniques.
Journal Article (Journal Article)
We assessed environmental contamination of inpatient rooms housing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients in a dedicated COVID-19 unit. Contamination with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 was found on 5.5% (19/347) of surfaces via reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction and 0.3% (1/347) of surfaces via cell culture. Environmental contamination is uncommon in hospitals rooms; RNA presence is not a specific indicator of infectious virus.
- Warren, BG; Nelson, A; Barrett, A; Addison, B; Graves, A; Binder, R; Gray, G; Lewis, S; Smith, BA; Weber, DJ; Sickbert-Bennett, EE; Anderson, DJ
- August 24, 2022
- Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Volume / Issue
- 75 / 1
Start / End Page
- e307 - e309
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- United States