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COVID-19 Pandemic is a renewed call for 'Speaking Up for Hand Hygiene'

Mohd Ali, Noor Azizah and Thudawe, Yohani Shavindi Dalugoda and Ballard, Emma L. and Jauncey-Cooke, Jacqueline and Bogossian, Fiona (2020) COVID-19 Pandemic is a renewed call for 'Speaking Up for Hand Hygiene'. Malaysian Journal of Medical Research, 4 (4). pp. 39-41. E-ISSN 2550-1607

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Abstract

As of the 31st July 2020, more than 17 million confirmed COVID-19 cases with over 668k deaths have been reported worldwide (World Health Organisation (WHO), 2020). The COVID-19 virus is genetically similar to the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) (Schmidt, Davids, & Malinga., 2020; Zhao et al., 2020). However, initial investigations of the basic reproduction number (Ro) of COVID-19 shows higher transmissibility than SARS and MERS (Zhao et al.,2020). The mode of transmission of COVID-19 is mainly through close contacts via droplets from human to human (World Health Organisation (WHO), 2020). Whilst researchers around the world are focused on developing a vaccine for COVID-19, transmission preventative measures become the most effective means of response.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6182/83828
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA643 Public Health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine - Communicable Diseases and Public Health
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Nursing
Kulliyyah of Nursing > Department of Critical Care Nursing
Depositing User: Dr. Noor Azizah Mohd Ali
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2020 08:15
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2020 08:45
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/83828

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