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Ebola Virus Stability Under Hospital and Environmental Conditions.
J Infect Dis. 2016 10 15; 214(suppl 3):S142-S144.JI

Abstract

The West African outbreak of Ebola virus (EBOV) is largely contained, but sporadic new cases continue to emerge. To assess the potential contribution of fomites to human infections with EBOV, we tested EBOV stability in human blood spotted onto Sierra Leonean banknotes and in syringe needles under hospital and environmental conditions. Under some of these conditions, EBOV remained infectious for >30 days, indicating that EBOV-contaminated items may pose a serious risk to humans.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Pathobiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison.Department of Pathobiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison.Department of Pathobiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Biological Sciences, Fourah Bay College College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences, University of Sierra Leone, Freetown.Department of Pathobiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison.Department of Pathobiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison.Department of Pathobiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison.Department of Pathobiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Virology, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, International Research Center for Infectious Diseases, Institute of Medical Science, University of Tokyo, Japan.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

27279525

Citation

Westhoff Smith, Danielle, et al. "Ebola Virus Stability Under Hospital and Environmental Conditions." The Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol. 214, no. suppl 3, 2016, pp. S142-S144.
Westhoff Smith D, Hill-Batorski L, N'jai A, et al. Ebola Virus Stability Under Hospital and Environmental Conditions. J Infect Dis. 2016;214(suppl 3):S142-S144.
Westhoff Smith, D., Hill-Batorski, L., N'jai, A., Eisfeld, A. J., Neumann, G., Halfmann, P., & Kawaoka, Y. (2016). Ebola Virus Stability Under Hospital and Environmental Conditions. The Journal of Infectious Diseases, 214(suppl 3), S142-S144.
Westhoff Smith D, et al. Ebola Virus Stability Under Hospital and Environmental Conditions. J Infect Dis. 2016 10 15;214(suppl 3):S142-S144. PubMed PMID: 27279525.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Ebola Virus Stability Under Hospital and Environmental Conditions. AU - Westhoff Smith,Danielle, AU - Hill-Batorski,Lindsay, AU - N'jai,Alhaji, AU - Eisfeld,Amie J, AU - Neumann,Gabriele, AU - Halfmann,Peter, AU - Kawaoka,Yoshihiro, Y1 - 2016/06/07/ PY - 2016/6/10/pubmed PY - 2017/7/4/medline PY - 2016/6/10/entrez KW - Ebola virus KW - banknotes KW - virus stability SP - S142 EP - S144 JF - The Journal of infectious diseases JO - J Infect Dis VL - 214 IS - suppl 3 N2 - The West African outbreak of Ebola virus (EBOV) is largely contained, but sporadic new cases continue to emerge. To assess the potential contribution of fomites to human infections with EBOV, we tested EBOV stability in human blood spotted onto Sierra Leonean banknotes and in syringe needles under hospital and environmental conditions. Under some of these conditions, EBOV remained infectious for >30 days, indicating that EBOV-contaminated items may pose a serious risk to humans. SN - 1537-6613 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/27279525/Ebola_Virus_Stability_Under_Hospital_and_Environmental_Conditions_ L2 - https://academic.oup.com/jid/article-lookup/doi/10.1093/infdis/jiw167 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -