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Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning Systems in the Context of COVID-19: First Update   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Key Messages: "[1] It is now well-established that COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] transmission commonly occurs in closed spaces; [2] If well-maintained and adapted for use in the COVID-19 pandemic, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems may have a complementary role in decreasing potential airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 [severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2]; [3] Four bundles of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) should be considered to reduce potential airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in closed spaces: the control of COVID-19 sources in closed spaces; engineering controls in mechanically ventilated (by HVAC systems) and naturally ventilated closed spaces; administrative controls; and personal protective behaviour."

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2020-11-10
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2020 European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
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European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control: https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/
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