Wednesday 22 July 2020

Dental Practices: Robust infection prevention

In this article, Dr Tim Sandle, a microbiologist, examines which surface disinfectants are likely to be of particular benefit to dental practices, aiming to ensure the highest standards of IPC are met.

SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19, is a coronavirus belonging to the family of viruses which cause the common cold as well as more severe diseases, including Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The main transmission mechanism for COVID-19 is by close contact with infected secretions. It is thought to occur mainly through respiratory droplets generated by coughing and sneezing, and through contact with contaminated surfaces.

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