Virustransmissie bij covid-19

Translated title of the contribution: Viral transmission in COVID-19: the role of the aerosol

J. C.C.M. In 't Veen, M. de Hond, A. C. Boerstra

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    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.

    Translated title of the contributionViral transmission in COVID-19: the role of the aerosol
    Original languageDutch
    JournalNederlands tijdschrift voor geneeskunde
    Volume164
    Publication statusPublished - 8 Sep 2020

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