Current Infection Prevention and Control Strategies of COVID-19 in Hospitals.


Kalin Ünüvar G., Doğanay M., Alp E.

Turkish journal of medical sciences, vol.51, pp.3215-3220, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-2106-156
  • Journal Name: Turkish journal of medical sciences
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.3215-3220
  • Keywords: COVID-19, healthcare workers, infection, prevention and control, HEALTH-CARE WORKERS, RISK-FACTORS, TRANSMISSION
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background/aim: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), has been appeared first in China since December 2019. Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 occurs primarily with droplets through coughing and sneezing and also occurs through inhalation of aerosolized secretions, which travel, remain suspended in the air longer.