Effectiveness of N95 respirator decontamination and reuse against SARS-CoV-2 virus

Fischer, R. J. et al. (2020) Effectiveness of N95 respirator decontamination and reuse against SARS-CoV-2 virus. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 26(9), pp. 2253-2255. (doi: 10.3201/eid2609.201524) (PMID:32491983) (PMCID:PMC7454118)

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The coronavirus pandemic has created worldwide shortages of N95 respirators. We analyzed 4 decontamination methods for effectiveness in deactivating severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 virus and effect on respirator function. Our results indicate that N95 respirators can be decontaminated and reused, but the integrity of respirator fit and seal must be maintained.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gamble, Dr Amandine
Authors: Fischer, R. J., Morris, D. H., van Doremalen, N., Sarchette, S., Matson, M. J., Bushmaker, T., Yinda, C. K., Seifert, S. N., Gamble, A., Williamson, B. N., Judson, S. D., de Wit, E., Lloyd-Smith, J. O., and Munster, V. J.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Biodiversity, One Health & Veterinary Medicine
Journal Name:Emerging Infectious Diseases
Publisher:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
ISSN (Online):1080-6059
Published Online:03 June 2020
Copyright Holders:Materials published in Emerging Infectious Diseases, including text, figures, tables, and photographs are in the public domain and can be reprinted or used without permission with proper citation.
First Published:First published in Emerging Infectious Diseases 26(9): 2253-2255
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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