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Transfer efficiency of an enveloped virus, human coronavirus 229E, from various hard surface fomites to finger pads of the hands.
Gerba, Charles P; Leija, Brianna M; Ikner, Luisa A; Gundy, Patricia; Rutala, William A.
  • Gerba CP; Department of Environmental Science, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.
  • Leija BM; Department of Environmental Science, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.
  • Ikner LA; Department of Environmental Science, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.
  • Gundy P; Department of Environmental Science, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.
  • Rutala WA; Division of Infectious Diseases, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol ; : 1-3, 2021 Oct 06.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1454696
ABSTRACT
Respiratory viruses can be transmitted by fomite contact, but no data currently exist on the transfer of enveloped viruses. The transfer efficiency of human coronavirus from various hard surfaces ranged from 0.46% to 49.0%. This information can be used to model the fomite transmission of enveloped viruses.

Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Language: English Journal: Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol Journal subject: Communicable Diseases / Nursing / Epidemiology / Hospitals Year: 2021 Document Type: Article

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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Language: English Journal: Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol Journal subject: Communicable Diseases / Nursing / Epidemiology / Hospitals Year: 2021 Document Type: Article