Publication details

Are 'family bubbles' safe?

Authors

RIAD Abanoub GAD A. BOCCUZZI M. COSOLA S.

Year of publication 2020
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source British Dental Journal
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Medicine

Citation
Web https://www.nature.com/articles/s41415-020-1992-x
Keywords COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2; family bubbles; household transmission
Description By the middle of April 2020, more than 9,000 healthcare workers in the United States had been infected by SARS-CoV-2, accounting for 19% of the total number of patients reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) thus implying that there is a significant knowledge gap regarding infection control as well as the practice among dentists and doctors. Considering the highly infectious nature of the current pandemic and its modes of transmission which are not yet fully understood, especially in the prodromal and convalescent stages, dental healthcare workers must strictly follow biosafety protocols and specific COVID-19 protective measures.