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Aerosol transmission of severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus during resuscitation

  • Jaeyoung Moon (a1), Hyeokjin Lee (a2), Ji Hoon Jeon (a3), Yejin Kwon (a1), Hojin Kim (a1), Eun Byeol Wang (a2), Choong Won Seo (a4), Sul A. Sung (a5), Su-Hyun Kim (a5), Hyeri Seok (a3) (a5), Won Suk Choi (a3) (a5), WooYoung Choi (a2) and Dae Won Park (a3) (a5)...
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Abstract

We investigated potential nosocomial aerosol transmission of severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus (SFTSV) with droplet precautions. During aerosol generating procedures, SFTSV was be transmitted from person to person through aerosols. Thus, airborne precautions should be added to standard precautions to avoid direct contact and droplet transmission.

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*Author for correspondence: Dae Won Park MD, PhD, Division of Infectious Diseases, Korea University Ansan Hospital, 123 Jeukgeum-ro, Danwon-gu, Ansan 15355, Republic of Korea. E-mail: pugae1@korea.ac.kr

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Cite this article: Moon J, et al. (2019). Aerosol transmission of severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus during resuscitation. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology 2019, 40, 238–241. doi: 10.1017/ice.2018.330

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