Published in Anti-Infectives Week, February 20th, 2006
According to a recently published report from the United States, "Many U.S. hospitals lack the capacity to house safely a surge of potentially infectious patients, increasing the risk of secondary transmission.
"Respiratory protection and negative-pressure rooms are needed to prevent transmission of airborne-spread diseases, but U.S. hospitals lack available and/or properly functioning negative-pressure rooms.
"Creating new rooms or retrofitting existing facilities is time-consuming and expensive. Safe methods of managing patients with airborne-spread...
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