Is RSV contact as I read in th pneumonics or is it Droplet? I am confused . Also I read that SARS is airborne and contact ?
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CDC says RSV is droplet...
- Respiratory viruses (e.g., influenza, parainfluenza virus, adenovirus, respiratory syncytial virus, human metapneumovirus)
CDC also states it can be transmitted via indirect contact (thus contact precautions) CDC -Transmission-Based Precautions BICPP - HICPAC CDC - RSV: Transmission and Prevention
& Kaplan course book just says contact... SARS
Per CDC: Contact and AII (airborne infection isolations) Precautions, in addition to Standard Precautions, should be applied when caring for patients with known or possible SARS-CoV disease. http://www.cdc.gov/sars/guidance/I-i...lthcare.html#3
They also mentioned something about droplet...but if you have airborne precautions you're covered with the droplets.
Last edit by carygt3 on Aug 8, '12
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