If confirmed, this discovery could raise the level of safety against Covid-19 indoors to another level.
247 – Researchers at Cambridge University and Addenbrooke Hospital, UK, have developed a study that suggests air filters are able to remove nearly all traces of the coronavirus, which causes Covid-19, in the environment.
If confirmed, the discovery will allow improvements in the safety of wards against Covid-19, as well as open the possibility of setting standards for cleaner air and a reduced risk of transmission.
Therefore, air filtration will become an effective way to prevent transmission of Covid-19 from patients to healthcare professionals in wards, according to the study published in the journal Clinical Infection Diseases.
“Effective personal protective equipment (PPE) has made a huge difference, but anything we can do to reduce risk further is important,” says Dr. Vilas Navaborlar, an intensive care medicine consultant who led the study.
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