Coronavirus (COVID-19): the potential contamination among dentistry professionals in Brazil

  • Gestter Willian Lattari Tessarin
  • Rodrigo Martins dos Santos

Resumo

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is considered a global pandemic with several respiratory syndrome caused by coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The main symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough, and fatigue, while other symptoms include sputum production, diarrhea and alterations on the gastrointestinal system. The COVID-19 was recently identified in the saliva of infected patients and the transmission through of droplets and aerosols generated during clinical dental care is possible among dentists, oral health assistants and/or oral health technicians and others around the social cycle of the friendship of these health professionals, such as families and colleagues. Thus, there is very necessary to improve the several types of prevention to healthcare professionals that realize the liberation of aerosol during oral assistance. It’s important to mention that these precautions are important to prevent human-to-human transmission and protect the global system of health. In addition, this care is essential to decrease the spread of COVID-19 in this moment. 

Descriptors: Coronavirus Infections; Dentistry; Occupational Diseases.

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Publicado
2020-10-06
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Tessarin, G. W. L., & Santos, R. M. dos. (2020). Coronavirus (COVID-19): the potential contamination among dentistry professionals in Brazil. ARCHIVES OF HEALTH INVESTIGATION, 9(4). https://doi.org/10.21270/archi.v9i4.5027
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Especial Covid-19