Characterization of Ebola Virus Risk to Bedside Providers in an Intensive Care Environment
Biondi, M., Garnett, L., Bello, A., et al. (2021). Characterization of Ebola Virus Risk to Bedside Providers in an Intensive Care Environment. Microorganisms. 9(3):498.
To better understand viral transmission, the authors completed an extensive environmental and animal sampling study during intensive care of non-human primates. The found significant unexpected contamination of monitor lines, equipment, and tubes as well as a high risk of exposure during blood draws throughout illness and urine and gastric contents handling in later stage disease.