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[Viral transmission in COVID-19: the role of the aerosol].
Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 2020 09 08; 164NT

Abstract

Since there is no adequate treatment for COVID-19, prevention of the transmission of SARS-CoV2 is the best way to cope with the pandemic. National guidelines for non-pharmaceutical interventions focus mainly on the interference with viral transmission via droplets and surface by hygiene measures, limitation of human contact, and social distancing. There is growing evidence that a third route of transmission by aerosols - exhaled tiny particles with viable infectious virus that remain airborne for hours - may be relevant. This route may even be the predominant way of viral transmission in the case of so-called superspreading events. It implies the need for adequate ventilation at indoor spaces without recirculation of virus containing aerosols. Here, the use of face-masks might be of added value too. These measures appear to be especially pivotal during episodes of colder weather, when people spend significantly more time indoors.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Franciscus Gasthuis en Vlietland, afd. Longgeneeskunde, Rotterdam. Contact: J. C.C.M. in 't Veen (h.intveen@franciscus.nl).Adviesbureau View/Ture BV, Amsterdam.Ingenieursbureau BBA Binnenmilieu, Rotterdam.

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Journal Article

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dut

PubMed ID

33030322

Citation

In 't Veen, J C C M., et al. "[Viral Transmission in COVID-19: the Role of the Aerosol]." Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde, vol. 164, 2020.
In 't Veen JCCM, de Hond M, Boerstra AC. [Viral transmission in COVID-19: the role of the aerosol]. Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 2020;164.
In 't Veen, J. C. C. M., de Hond, M., & Boerstra, A. C. (2020). [Viral transmission in COVID-19: the role of the aerosol]. Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde, 164.
In 't Veen JCCM, de Hond M, Boerstra AC. [Viral Transmission in COVID-19: the Role of the Aerosol]. Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 2020 09 8;164 PubMed PMID: 33030322.
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