Edited by Sarah Tschudin-Sutter
We are proud to announce the publication of Impact of the environment on healthcare-associated infections . This is a collection of original works and reviews focusing on the role of the environment in promoting healthcare-associated infections and specific interventions targeting the hospital environment.
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Health Policy and the Management of Antimicrobial Resistance in LMICs is now open for submissions.
This is a cross-journal series to highlight the challenges and developments within antimicrobial drug policies in low and middle income countries. Both reviews and original research articles are welcome.
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Use of medical face masks versus particulate respirators as a component of personal protective equipment for health care workers in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic
Currently available evidence supports that the predominant route of human-to-human transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 is through respiratory droplets and/or contact routes. Based on the scientific evidence accumulated to date, our view is that SARS-CoV-2 is not spread by the airborne route to any significant extent and the use of particulate respirators offers no advantage over medical masks as a component of personal protective equipment for the routine care of patients with COVID-19 in the health care setting. Read More.