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dc.contributor.authorGomes da Silva, Priscilla
dc.contributor.authorGonçalves, José
dc.contributor.authorTorres Franco, Andrés Felipe
dc.contributor.authorRodríguez, Elisa
dc.contributor.authorDíaz Villalobos, Israel 
dc.contributor.authorOrduña Domingo, Antonio 
dc.contributor.authorGarcinuño Pérez, Sonsoles
dc.contributor.authorMarch Roselló, Gabriel Alberto
dc.contributor.authorDueñas Gutiérrez, Carlos Jesús 
dc.contributor.authorSão José Nascimento, Maria
dc.contributor.authorSousa, Sofia I. V.
dc.contributor.authorGarcía Encina, Pedro Antonio 
dc.contributor.authorMesquita, João
dc.date.accessioned2023-11-28T09:32:25Z
dc.date.available2023-11-28T09:32:25Z
dc.date.issued2023
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2023, Vol. 20, Nº. 2,1574es
dc.identifier.issn1660-4601es
dc.identifier.urihttps://uvadoc.uva.es/handle/10324/63271
dc.descriptionProducción Científicaes
dc.description.abstractThe dominant SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant (B.1.617.2) became the main circulating variant among countries by mid 2021. Attention was raised to the increased risk of airborne transmission, leading to nosocomial outbreaks even among vaccinated individuals. Considering the increased number of COVID-19 hospital admissions fueled by the spread of the variant, with Spain showing the highest COVID-19 rates in mainland Europe by July 2021, the aim of this study was to assess SARS-CoV-2 environmental contamination in different areas of a University Hospital in the region of Castile-León, Spain, during the peak of the 5th wave of COVID-19 in the country (July 2021). Air samples were collected from sixteen different areas of the Hospital using a Coriolis® μ air sampler. Surface samples were collected in these same areas using sterile flocked plastic swabs. RNA extraction followed by a one-step RT-qPCR were performed for detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA. Of the 21 air samples, only one was positive for SARS-CoV-2 RNA, from the emergency waiting room. Of the 40 surface samples, 2 were positive for SARS-CoV-2 RNA, both from the microbiology laboratory. These results may be relevant for risk assessment of nosocomial infection within healthcare facilities, thus helping prevent and minimize healthcare staff’s exposure to SARS-CoV-2, reinforcing the importance of always wearing appropriate and well-fit masks at all times and proper PPE when in contact with infected patients.es
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfes
dc.language.isoenges
dc.publisherMDPIes
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccesses
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/*
dc.subjectSARS-CoV-2es
dc.subjectAirborne transmissiones
dc.subjectNosocomial infectionses
dc.subjectInfección hospitalariaes
dc.subjectInfectious diseaseses
dc.subjectCOVID-19es
dc.subjectEnvironmental samplinges
dc.subjectAir quality - Measurementes
dc.subjectAir - Pollutiones
dc.subjectAire - Calidades
dc.subjectPublic healthes
dc.subjectSalud pública - España - Castilla y León
dc.titleEnvironmental dissemination of SARS-CoV-2 in a university hospital during the COVID-19 5th wave Delta variant peak in Castile-León, Spaines
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees
dc.rights.holder© 2023 The authorses
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/ijerph20021574es
dc.relation.publisherversionhttps://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/20/2/1574es
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage1574es
dc.identifier.publicationissue2es
dc.identifier.publicationtitleInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Healthes
dc.identifier.publicationvolume20es
dc.peerreviewedSIes
dc.description.projectFundación Portuguesa para la Ciencia y la Tecnología (FCT) - (projects projects UIDB/04750/2020 and LA/P/0064/2020)es
dc.description.projectFundación para la Ciencia y la Tecnología/Ministerio de Ciencia,Tecnología y Educación Superior (FCT/MCTES, Portugal) - (projects LA/P/0045/2020 (ALiCE) and UIDB/00511/2020-UIDP/00511/2020 (LEPABE)es
dc.description.projectJunta de Castilla y León y Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER) - (projects CLU 2017-09, UIC315 and VA266P20)es
dc.description.projectJunta de Castilla y León y Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER) - ((projects CLU 2017-09, CL-EI-2021-07, UIC315 and VA266P20)es
dc.identifier.essn1660-4601es
dc.rightsAtribución 4.0 Internacional*
dc.type.hasVersioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersiones
dc.subject.unesco32 Ciencias Médicases
dc.subject.unesco3205.05 Enfermedades Infecciosases
dc.subject.unesco2509.02 Contaminación Atmosféricaes
dc.subject.unesco3212 Salud Publicaes


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