WHO considers ‘airborne precautions’ for medical staff after study shows coronavirus can survive in air

WHO considers ‘airborne precautions’ for medical staff after study shows coronavirus can survive in air

Health officials use the information to make sure WHO’s guidance is appropriate, and “so far … we are confident that the guidance that we have is appropriate,” she added. Health officials recommend medical staff wear so-called N95 masks because they filter out about 95% of all liquid or airborne particles.

“In health-care facilities, we make sure health-care workers use standard droplet precautions with the exception … that they’re doing an aerosol-generating procedure,” she said.

via CNBC WHO considers ‘airborne precautions’ for medical staff after study shows coronavirus can survive in air