Is airborne infection prevention measures necessary for COVID-19? Toshio UCHIKURA 1,2 , OKADA,Kazuya 3 1Department of Intensive Care Medicine and Critical Care Medicine Yokosuka General Hospital Uwamachi 2Department of Emergency Medicine Yokohama City University School of Medicine 3Department of Intensive Care Medicine Tokyo Metropolitan Bokutoh Hospital pp.478-484
Published Date 2021/7/1
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.3102200886
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The number of patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is rapidly increasing all over the world, and infection prevention measures are important. At the time of this writing (early April 2021), droplet infection, aerosol infection, and airborne infection are considered to be important SARS-CoV-2 transmission routes, but it has not been concluded which of these is the main transmission route. In this column, we will consider the clinical question “Are airborne infection prevention measures necessary for COVID-19?”

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