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Subject: [redesastres-l] RV: PRO/AH/EDR> MERS-CoV (164): South Korea, fomite contamination
Date: Wed, 23 Dec 2015 11:32:36 -0800
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Aquí se ofrecen datos de cómo la contaminación de superficies en hospitales
por secreciones de enfermos, incluso de personas recuperadas, del síndrome
respiratorio del Medio Oriente ocasionado por el Coronavirus del mismo
nombre, es la causa probable de la transmisión intrahospitalaria de este
patógeno que ocasionó una epidemia de proporciones inéditas hasta el momento
en hospitales de Seul, en Corea del Sur. SE destaca la importancia de la
higiene y desinfección en general de los recintos médicos para contener la
transmisión.
Saludos,
Maria Irian 
MERS-COV (164): SOUTH KOREA, FOMITE CONTAMINATION
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Date: Fri 18 Dec 2015
Source: CIDRAP (Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy) News
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<http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2015/12/news-scan-dec-18-2015>
Study finds MERS virus on surfaces in Korean treatment units
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A small study in South Korea has determined that most touchable surfaces in
MERS treatment units were contaminated by patients and healthcare workers,
and that viable virus was shed through respiratory secretions even after
patients recovered.
Writing in Clinical Infectious Diseases yesterday [17 Dec 2015], Korean
investigators detailed findings on 4 MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory
syndrome coronavirus) patients in the South Korean outbreak earlier this
year [2015].
They found that MERS-CoV viral RNA was detected on environmental surfaces up
to 5 days after patients' respiratory samples tested positive for the virus
by polymerase chain reaction. The RNA was detected in samples from
anterooms, medical devices, and air-ventilating equipment. As well, the
virus itself was isolated from bed sheets, bed rails, intravenous fluid
hangers, and x-ray equipment.
The researchers were also able to isolate viable virus from 3 of the
patients from 18 to 25 days after symptom onset.
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[The full reference for this study is:
Bin Seo Y, Heo JY, Song MS, et al. Environmental contamination and viral
shedding in MERS patients during MERS-CoV outbreak in South Korea. Clin
Infect Dis 2015. pii: civ1020; doi: 10.1093/cid/civ1020
<http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2015/12/16/cid.civ1020.short>
Conclusions
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Most of the touchable surfaces in MERS units were contaminated by patients
and health care workers and the viable virus could shed through respiratory
secretion from clinically fully recovered patients. These results emphasize
the need for strict environmental surface hygiene practices, and sufficient
isolation period based on laboratory results, rather than solely on clinical
symptoms.
Although this study was conducted in S Korea, virus-contaminated surfaces
may also explain the high proportion of cases in Saudi Arabia in health care
workers (12 per cent of the total), patients in health care settings (33 per
cent of the total), and possibly also household contacts (14 per cent).
Maps of South Korea can be found at <http://tinyurl.com/jvukf5u> and
<http://healthmap.org/promed/p/195>. - Mod.LK]
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MERS-CoV (163): Saudi Arabia, animal reservoir, camel, research, vaccine
http://promedmail.org/post/20151219.3873486
MERS-CoV (162): Saudi Arabia (NJ) primary case, comment Buraidah
http://promedmail.org/post/20151217.3869765
MERS-CoV (161): Saudi Arabia (RI)
http://promedmail.org/post/20151216.3867868
MERS-CoV (160): Saudi Arabia, update
http://promedmail.org/post/20151206.3844444
MERS-CoV (159): South Korea, mortality
http://promedmail.org/post/20151204.3839901
MERS-CoV (158): Saudi Arabia (Riyadh, Buraidah), MERS preparedness
http://promedmail.org/post/20151203.3836390
MERS-CoV (157): a cautionary tale
http://promedmail.org/post/20151118.3802196
MERS-CoV (156): Saudi Arabia (Riyadh), update with case details
http://promedmail.org/post/20151115.3792598
MERS-CoV (155): animal reservoir, camel, research, RFI
http://promedmail.org/post/20151110.3781744
MERS-CoV (154): Saudi Arabia, animal reservoir, camel, case control
http://promedmail.org/post/20151105.3768115
MERS-CoV (153): Saudi Arabia (Riyadh)
http://promedmail.org/post/20151104.3765520
MERS-CoV (152): Saudi Arabia (Riyadh) cases
http://promedmail.org/post/20151102.3761578
MERS-CoV (151): WHO, Saudi Arabia (RI,AH) cases
http://promedmail.org/post/20151031.3757685
MERS-CoV (150): WHO update, Saudi Arabia (RI, AH) MOH, S. Korea quarantine
http://promedmail.org/post/20151027.3747926
MERS-CoV (149): WHO update, Saudi Arabia (RI) cases, fatality
http://promedmail.org/post/20151024.3741325
MERS-CoV (148): WHO update, Saudi Arabia, new cases, recoveries
http://promedmail.org/post/20151023.3737268
MERS-CoV (147): ECDC update, Saudi Arabia (RI) new case
http://promedmail.org/post/20151021.3734200
MERS-CoV (146): Saudi Arabia (Hofuf) new cases, vaccine
http://promedmail.org/post/20151020.3730169
MERS-CoV (145): Saudi Arabia (Riyadh) South Korea
http://promedmail.org/post/20151020.3728749
MERS-CoV (144): Saudi Arabia, 2 new cases, Nora Univ no student cases
http://promedmail.org/post/20151018.3724154
MERS-CoV (142): South Korea, patient relapse, contacts quarantined
http://promedmail.org/post/20151017.3722493
MERS-CoV (141): Saudi Arabia, animal reservoir, camel debated, RFI
http://promedmail.org/post/20151016.3720479
MERS-CoV (140): Saudi Arabia, Jordan, WHO, RFI
http://promedmail.org/post/20151012.3709062
MERS-CoV (139): Saudi Arabia
http://promedmail.org/post/20151011.3708355
MERS-CoV (138): Saudi Arabia, Jordan, post Hajj surveillance, RFI
http://promedmail.org/post/20151009.3704734
MERS-CoV (137): Saudi Arabia, Jordan, WHO
http://promedmail.org/post/20151002.3680716
MERS-CoV (136): Kuwait WHO, Saudi Arabia MOH, camel, Hajj
http://promedmail.org/post/20150924.3666811
MERS-CoV (135): Jordan, Saudi Arabia
http://promedmail.org/post/20150922.3660953
MERS-CoV (134): Saudi Arabia, Jordan, WHO
http://promedmail.org/post/20150918.3654724
MERS-CoV (133): Saudi Arabia, WHO
http://promedmail.org/post/20150917.3652618
MERS-CoV (132): Saudi Arabia
http://promedmail.org/post/20150916.3649489
MERS-CoV (131): Saudi Arabia, animal reservoir, camels, Hajj, RFI
http://promedmail.org/post/20150914.3643612
MERS-CoV (130): Saudi Arabia, animal reservoir, camels, Hajj
http://promedmail.org/post/20150912.3641457
MERS-CoV (129): Saudi Arabia, Jordan, WHO
http://promedmail.org/post/20150911.3635718
MERS-CoV (127): Saudi Arabia, Jordan, WHO
http://promedmail.org/post/20150907.3628652
MERS-CoV (126): Saudi Arabia, Jordan
http://promedmail.org/post/20150906.3626797
MERS-CoV (125): Saudi Arabia
http://promedmail.org/post/20150904.3625150
MERS-CoV (124): Saudi Arabia, WHO IHR Emergency Committee
http://promedmail.org/post/20150903.3622167
MERS-CoV (123): Saudi Arabia, new cases, WHO, RFI
http://promedmail.org/post/20150902.3619369
MERS-CoV (122): Jordan, Saudi Arabia, WHO
http://promedmail.org/post/20150902.3616013
MERS-CoV (121): Jordan, Saudi Arabia
http://promedmail.org/post/20150831.3613868
MERS-CoV (120): Saudi Arabia
http://promedmail.org/post/20150830.3612300
MERS-CoV (119): Jordan, Saudi Arabia, nosocomial
http://promedmail.org/post/20150828.3608888
MERS-CoV (118): Saudi Arabia, Jordan ex Saudi Arabia ex Abroad, WHO, RFI
http://promedmail.org/post/20150827.3605963
MERS-CoV (117): Saudi Arabia
http://promedmail.org/post/20150826.3602455
MERS-CoV (116): Saudi Arabia
http://promedmail.org/post/20150825.3599982
MERS-CoV (115): Saudi Arabia
http://promedmail.org/post/20150824.3597720
MERS-CoV (114): Saudi Arabia, animal reservoir, camels, Hajj
http://promedmail.org/post/20150823.3597358
MERS-CoV (111): Saudi Arabia, South Korea, RFI
http://promedmail.org/post/20150820.3592362
MERS-CoV (107): Saudi Arabia, South Korea, WHO
http://promedmail.org/post/20150813.3575351
MERS-CoV (106): Saudi Arabia, South Korea
http://promedmail.org/post/20150811.3571792
MERS-CoV (100): Saudi Arabia, South Korea
http://promedmail.org/post/20150804.3558326
and older items in the archives]
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