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Unintended consequences of long sleeved gowns in Critical Care setting during COVID-19 ...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2020.07.036
The Journal of Hospital Infection; Meda M, Gentry V et. al.

Aug 3rd, 2020 - At the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, hand hygiene audits indicated decreased compliance in a 12-bed Critical Care (CC) area with ventilated COVID-19 patients, where staff used PPE including sessional use of full sleeved gowns as per Public Health England (PHE) recommendations. There was also a cluster of 3 central venous catheter (CVC) infections along with increases in the number of patients ...

Deactivation of SARS-CoV-2 with Pulsed Xenon Ultraviolet: implications for environmenta...
https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2020.399
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology; Simmons S, Carrion R et. al.

Aug 2nd, 2020 - Prolonged survival of SARS-CoV-2 on environmental surfaces and personal protective equipment may lead to these surfaces transmitting disease to others. This article reports the effectiveness of a pulsed xenon ultraviolet disinfection system in reducing the load of SARS-CoV-2 on hard surfaces and N95 respirators. Chamber slides and N95 respirator material were directly inoculated with SARS-CoV-2...

Evaluating Over-the-Counter Household Insecticide Aerosols for Rapid Vector Control of ...
https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.20-0515
The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene; Dzib-Florez S, Ponce-García G et. al.

Aug 2nd, 2020 - Vector control methods that mobilize and impact rapidly during dengue, Zika, and chikungunya outbreaks are urgently needed in urban contexts. We investigated whether one person using a handheld aerosolized insecticide could achieve efficacy levels comparable to targeted indoor residual spraying (TIRS), using pyrethroid-resistant Aedes aegypti in a semi-field setting with experimental houses in ...

Air and surface contamination by SARS-CoV-2 virus in a tertiary hospital in Wuhan, China.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7384415
International Journal of Infectious Diseases : IJID : Official Publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases; Tan L, Ma B et. al.

Jul 30th, 2020 - Few studies have explored the air and surface contamination by SARS-CoV-2 virus in healthcare settings. We collected air and surface samples from the isolation wards and intensive care units designated for COVID-19 patients. The clinical data and tests result of nasopharyngeal specimens and serum antibodies were also collected from the sampling patients. A total of 367 air and surface swabbing ...

Consequences of chemical impact of disinfectants: safe preventive measures against COVI...
https://doi.org/10.1080/10408444.2020.1790499
Critical Reviews in Toxicology; Rai NK, Ashok A et. al.

Jul 29th, 2020 - Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) has created a significant threat to global health. It originated in Wuhan, China and caused a total of 83,483 confirmed cases and 4634 deaths until June 2020. This novel virus spread primarily through respiratory droplets and close contact. The person-to-person transmission by direct trans...

The Natural History, Pathobiology, and Clinical Manifestations of SARS-CoV-2 Infections.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7373339
Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology : the Official Journal of the Society on NeuroImmune Pharmacology; Machhi J, Herskovitz J et. al.

Jul 22nd, 2020 - Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is the etiological agent of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). SARS-CoV-2, is a positive-sense single-stranded RNA virus with epithelial cell and respiratory system proclivity. Like its predecessor, SARS-CoV, COVID-19 can lead to life-threatening disease. Due to wide geographic impact affecting an extremely high proportion of the wo...

Environmental sampling for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 during COVID...
https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jiaa437
The Journal of Infectious Diseases; Yamagishi T, Ohnishi M et. al.

Jul 20th, 2020 - A COVID-19 outbreak occurred in the Diamond Princess cruise ship and we sampled environmental surfaces after passengers and crews vacated the cabins. SARS-CoV-2 RNA was detected from 58 out of 601 samples (10%) from case-cabins 1-17 days after the cabins were vacated, but not from non-case-cabins. There was no difference in the detection proportion between cabins for symptomatic (15%, 28/189, C...

Db care - alcohol liquid-Deux Boutons LLC
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Jul 19th, 2020 - SPL UNCLASSIFIED SECTION This is a hand sanitizer manufactured according to the Temporary Policy for Preparation of Certain Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer Products During the Public Health Emergency (CoViD-19); Guidance for Industry. The hand sanitizer is manufactured using only the following United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) grade ingredients in the preparation of the product (percentage in fina...

Db care - alcohol liquid-DEUX BOUTONS LLC
https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=aae75355-3f4f-4bfa-e053-2995a90a6f4c

Jul 19th, 2020 - SPL UNCLASSIFIED SECTION This is a hand sanitizer manufactured according to the Temporary Policy for Preparation of Certain Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer Products During the Public Health Emergency (CoViD-19); Guidance for Industry. The hand sanitizer is manufactured using only the following United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) grade ingredients in the preparation of the product (percentage in fina...

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Issues Second Emergency Use Authorization to Decontaminate N95 Respirators | FDA
https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-issues-second-emergency-use-authorization-decontaminate-n95

Jul 17th, 2020 - For Immediate Release: April 10, 2020 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued the second emergency use authorization (EUA) to decontaminate compatible N95 or N95-equivalent respirators for reuse by health care workers in hospital settings. This EUA will support decontamination of approximately 750,000 N95 respirators per day in the U.S. “Authorizing this sterilization system will make it e...

Forensic DNA testing during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7351040
Forensic Science International. Genetics; De Ungria MCA

Jul 14th, 2020 - The aggressive nature of the new SARS-2 corona virus now referred to as SARS-CoV-2 ; the seriousness and length of the period of infection; the fast and far-reaching transmissibility via liquid droplets that become air-borne when someone coughs, sneezes or speaks with increasing evidence to support actual airborne transmission; the presence of viral particles especially in body fluids and tissu...

Aerosol and environmental surface monitoring for SARS-CoV-2 RNA in a designated hospita...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7371847
Epidemiology and Infection; Li YH, Fan YZ et. al.

Jul 14th, 2020 - There is limited information concerning the viral load of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in aerosols deposited on environmental surfaces and the effectiveness of infection prevention and control procedures on eliminating SARS-CoV-2 contamination in hospital settings. We examined the concentration of SARS-CoV-2 in aerosol samples and on environmental surfaces in a h...

Coronavirus-related syndrome surfaces in older adults; stillbirths cause worry
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-science/coronavirus-related-syndrome-surfaces-in-older-adults-stillbirths-cause-worry-idUSKCN24E2N3

Jul 13th, 2020 - (Reuters) - The following is a brief roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. FILE PHOTO: The ultrastructural morphology exhibited by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, Ch...

Australian pub cluster adds to second-wave coronavirus fears
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-australia/australian-pub-cluster-adds-to-second-wave-coronavirus-fears-idUSKCN24E073

Jul 13th, 2020 - SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia’s most populous state reported 14 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, with a growing cluster at a pub used by freight drivers travelling the country adding to fears of a second wave of the virus. The new cases in New South Wales come after neighbouring Victoria state last week forced about 5 million people back into lockdown after a surge of new coronavirus cases. Aust...

Factors affecting stability and infectivity of SARS-CoV-2.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7343644
The Journal of Hospital Infection; Chan KH, Sridhar S et. al.

Jul 11th, 2020 - In late 2019, a novel human coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, emerged in Wuhan, China. This virus has caused a global pandemic involving more than 200 countries. SARS-CoV-2 is highly adapted to humans and readily transmits from person-to-person. The aim of this study was to investigate the infectivity of SARS-CoV-2 under various environmental factors, disinfectants and different pH conditions. The effic...

Decontamination and reuse of N95 filtering facemask respirators: A systematic review of...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7342027
American Journal of Infection Control; Rodriguez-Martinez CE, Sossa-Briceño MP et. al.

Jul 11th, 2020 - As has happened in other emerging respiratory pandemics, demand for N95 filtering facemask respirators (FFRs) has far exceeded their manufacturing production and availability in the context of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic. One of the proposed strategies for mitigating the massive demand for N95 FFRs is their reuse after a process of decontamination t...

Review of indoor aerosol generation, transport, and control in the context of COVID-19.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7405119
International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology References; Kohanski MA, Lo LJ et. al.

Jul 11th, 2020 - The coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has heightened the awareness of aerosol generation by human expiratory events and their potential role in viral respiratory disease transmission. Concerns over high severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) viral burden of mucosal surfaces has raised questions about the aerosol-generating potential and dangers of many otorhinol...

Pandemic exposes scientific rift over proving when germs are airborne
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-airborne/pandemic-exposes-scientific-rift-over-proving-when-germs-are-airborne-idUSKBN24B2YG

Jul 10th, 2020 - CHICAGO (Reuters) - The coronavirus pandemic has exposed a clash among medical experts over disease transmission that stretches back nearly a century - to the very origins of germ theory. FILE PHOTO: A French doctor, wearing a protective suit and a face mask, holds a test tube after administering a nasal swab to a patient at a testing site for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Cambrai, followin...

Overview of Upper Airway Management During Covid-19 Outbreak: Head & Neck Surgeon's Per...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7382411
The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery; Omari AA, Al-Ashqar R et. al.

Jul 10th, 2020 - At the end of December, 2019, a new virus was named SARS-CoV-2 appeared in Wuhan, China the disease it causes as COVID-19 by WHO, to date having infected more than 3588773 people worldwide, as well as causing 247503 deaths (1), a human to human Transmission is thought to be predominantly by droplet spread, and direct contact with the patient or contaminated surfaces. (2). This paper aims to pro...

Exclusive: Lonza expects EPA approval 'very soon' to make COVID-killing claims for surface disinfectants
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-cleaners-claims-ex/exclusive-lonza-expects-epa-approval-very-soon-to-make-covid-killing-claims-for-surface-disinfectants-idUSKBN24B287

Jul 10th, 2020 - (Reuters) - Lonza Group AG is in the “last step” of discussions with U.S. regulators for approval to claim that its formulation is effective in killing the novel Coronavirus on surfaces, an executive at the pharmaceutical and chemical giant told Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) staff uses a Lysol to clean a station at the lobby of Grand Central Station followin...