A paradigm shift to combat indoor respiratory infection
Morawska, L., Allen, J., Bahnfleth, W., Bluyssen, P. M., Boerstra, A., Buonanno, G., …Yao, M. (2021)
A paradigm shift to combat indoor respiratory infection. Science, 372(6543), 689-691. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.abg2025
There is great disparity in the way we think about and address different sources of environmental infection. Governments have for decades promulgated a large amount of legisla...
Can we do better? A guide to pandemics – some Dos and Don'ts for the next one
Tang, J. W., Kwok, K. O., Loh, T. P., Lee, C. K., Heraud, J., & Dancer, S. J. (in press)
Can we do better? A guide to pandemics – some Dos and Don'ts for the next one. Journal of Infection, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jinf.2021.04.017
Specific features of any rapidly spread pathogen needs early recognition and assessment for possible pandemic potential.
These include: inter-person transmissibility and expon...
How dirty is your QWERTY? The risk of healthcare pathogen transmission from computer keyboards
Ledwoch, K., Dancer, S., Otter, J., Kerr, K., Roposte, D., & Maillard, J. (2021)
How dirty is your QWERTY? The risk of healthcare pathogen transmission from computer keyboards. Journal of Hospital Infection, 112, 31-36. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2021.02.021
Healthcare environmental surfaces may be contaminated with micro-organisms that cause healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs). Special attention is paid to near-...
Risk Factors for Leg Ulceration in People Who Inject Drugs: A Cross-Sectional Study
Coull, A. F., Kyle, R. G., Hanson, C. L., & Watterson, A. (2021)
Risk Factors for Leg Ulceration in People Who Inject Drugs: A Cross-Sectional Study. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 30(11-12), 1623-1632. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.15716
Aims and Objectives
The aim of this study was to assess, for the first time in a hard-to-reach population, the risk factors for leg ulceration among PWID, with the objective o...
Putting a balance on the aerosolization debate around SARS-CoV-2
Dancer, S. J., Tang, J. W., Marr, L. C., Miller, S., Morawska, L., & Jimenez, J. L. (2020)
Putting a balance on the aerosolization debate around SARS-CoV-2. Journal of Hospital Infection, 105(3), 569-570. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2020.05.014
No abstract available.
Bacterial Transfer To Fingertips During Sequential Surface Contacts With And Without Gloves
King, M., López‐García, M., Atedoghu, K. P., Zhang, N., Wilson, A. M., Weterings, M., …Fletcher, L. A. (2020)
Bacterial Transfer To Fingertips During Sequential Surface Contacts With And Without Gloves. Indoor Air, 30(5), 993-1004. https://doi.org/10.1111/ina.12682
Bacterial transmission from contaminated surfaces via hand contact plays a critical role in disease spread. However, the fomite‐to‐finger transfer efficiency of microorganisms...
Reducing hand recontamination of healthcare workers during COVID-19
Gon, G., Dancer, S., Dreibelbis, R., Graham, W. J., & Kilpatrick, C. (2020)
Reducing hand recontamination of healthcare workers during COVID-19. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 41(7), 870-871. https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2020.111
No abstract available.
Dynamic Transmission of Staphylococcus Aureus in the Intensive Care Unit
Adams, C. E., & Dancer, S. J. (2020)
Dynamic Transmission of Staphylococcus Aureus in the Intensive Care Unit. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(6), https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17062109
Staphylococcus aureus is an important bacterial pathogen. This study utilized known staphylococcal epidemiology to track S. aureus between patients, surfaces, staff hands and ...
Revising Nightingale's legacy
Dancer, S. (2020)
Revising Nightingale's legacy. Journal of Hospital Infection, 105(2), 344-345. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2020.03.016
The recent editorial from this Journal does well to highlight the benefits of hand hygiene once again [ 1 ]. It is entirely appropriate to support the need for clean hands, es...
Measuring environmental contamination in critical care using dilute hydrogen peroxide (DHP) technology: An observational cross-over study
Oon, A., Reading, E., Ferguson, J., Dancer, S., & Mitchell, B. (2020)
Measuring environmental contamination in critical care using dilute hydrogen peroxide (DHP) technology: An observational cross-over study. Infection, Disease & Health, 25(2), 107-112. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.idh.2019.12.005
The environment has an important role in the transmission of healthcare associated infections. This has encouraged interest in novel methods to improve hygiene in h...