Hospital infection and COVID-19: Do not put all your eggs on the "swab" tests

Nicola Magnavita, Francesco Chirico, Gabriella Nucera

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Abstract

All the procedures to screen patients and healthcare staff are needed to prevent COVID 19 nosocomial outbreaks and are based on the swab test (RT-PCR test). However, literature shows that a negative swab test does not rule out a Covid-19 infection. In this commentary we propose a more comprehensive strategy.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)1-3-3
RivistaInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2020

Keywords

  • Covid 19
  • healthcare
  • hospital infection
  • hospital transmission
  • swab test

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