Sars-cov-2 and its intra-hospital spread
Healthcare-associated infections have been a matter of concern in clinics and hospitals for a long time. This is because some bacteria have become resistant to disinfectants, i.e. they are not killed by sanitisation, so they can proliferate, increasing the likelihood of their spread among users. In the current SARS-COV-2 pandemic, there has been evidence of a high degree of viral spread within the health service (Lessells, 2020). This raises the question of how can we better protect ourselves from this invisible threat.
This is further evidence that microbes indeed can be spread within hospitals, compromising patients’ and healthcare staff’s health. This is why it is becoming increasingly urgent and important to protect people from these microbes, that are hidden in procedure rooms, gurneys, toilets and healthcare tools. It’s important for public and private healthcare to invest in a safe way to eliminate these microbes, without relying on sanitisation procedures that can be compromised by human error.
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Lessells R. (2020). Report into a nosocomial outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) at Netcare St. Augustine’s Hospital. JAMA, 324(21):2155-2156.