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The Wuhan coronavirus is a new virus that has been widely reported in the media lately. Originating in Wuhan, China, the coronavirus “2019-nCoV” is an illness in the same family as SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome).
CUPE National’s Health and Safety Branch has developed an information fact sheet that includes measures of control to prevent exposure to the coronavirus in the workplace.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Information
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have produced helpful information specific to health care workers.
The Lancet medical journal has created a Coronavirus Resource Centre. This resource brings together new 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) content from across The Lancet journals as it is published.
The Journal of the American Medical Association
The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) is a peer-reviewed medical journal published 48 times a year by the American Medical Association. It publishes original research, reviews, and editorials covering all aspects of biomedicine.
Research and Fact Sheets by Topic
- Guidance: High consequence infectious diseases (HCID)
- Position statement on COVID-19 (Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions)
- Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- See the respirator facial hair guide from the CDC, and read a Washington Post article about the guide
- Medical mask guide from The Journal of the American Medical Association
- Protecting health-care workers from subclinical coronavirus infection
- Cal/OSHA Interim Guidance on Coronavirus for Health Care Facilities: Efficient Use of Respirator Supplies
- Unmasked: Experts explain necessary respiratory protection for COVID-19
- Guidance for wearing and removing personal protective equipment in healthcare settings for the care of patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19
- Air, Surface Environmental, and Personal Protective Equipment Contamination by Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) From a Symptomatic Patient
- Checklist for Healthcare Facilities: Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of N95 Respirators during the COVID-19 Response
- Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
N95 mask sterilization and reuse
- Addressing COVID-19 Face Mask Shortages from Stanford Medicine
- N95DECON – Publications on N95 mask decontamination and reuse
- Info about pregnancy and breastfeeding from the CDC
- They Say Coronavirus Isn’t Airborne—but It’s Definitely Borne By Air
- COMMENTARY: COVID-19 transmission messages should hinge on science
- Violent expiratory events: on coughing and sneezing
- Infectious virus in exhaled breath of symptomatic seasonal influenza cases from a college community
- Detection of airborne severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) coronavirus and environmental contamination in SARS outbreak units
- How can airborne transmission of COVID-19 indoors be minimised?