Infection Measures in Facilities Needing Close Contact such as Rehabilitation Treatment or Dementia Care Masaharu Sakoh 1,2 , Hidenori Takekawa 1,2 1Nerima Kenikukai Hospital 2LifeSupport Nerima Keyword: 新型コロナウイルス , アウトブレイク , 回復期リハビリテーション , 認知症ケア , コロナうつ , COVID-19 , outbreak , convalescent rehabilitation , dementia care , depression pp.1091-1096
Published Date 2020/10/1
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1416201654
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The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is currently raging worldwide. An outbreak in convalescent rehabilitation hospitals and geriatric facilities treating individuals with dementia resulted in a large number of deaths due to viral transmission through close contact in the first wave, leading to increased concerns regarding the same in the second wave. Because it is difficult to eradicate COVID-19, prevention and control of transmission is of utmost importance. In this article, we will discuss the course of the disease in facilities requiring close contact with patients, response of these facilities to infection and prevention of transmission, and an outline regarding the role of medical professionals in future social interactions.

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