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Article: Viral RNA and Infectious Influenza Virus on Mobile Phones of Patients With Influenza in Hong Kong and the United States

TitleViral RNA and Infectious Influenza Virus on Mobile Phones of Patients With Influenza in Hong Kong and the United States
Authors
KeywordsContamination
Fomite
Indirect contact
Influenza virus
Mobile phone
Mode of transmission
Object
Issue Date2021
PublisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://jid.oxfordjournals.org
Citation
The Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2021, v. 224 n. 10, p. 1730-1734 How to Cite?
AbstractMobile phones are among the most highly touched personal objects. As part of a broader study on the contribution of fomites to influenza transmission, between 2017 and 2019, we swabbed mobile phones from 138 patients with influenza in 2 locations. Influenza viral RNA detection rates were 23% (23 of 99 phones) and 36% (14 of 39) in Hong Kong and Maryland, respectively. In Hong Kong, infectious influenza virus was recovered from 3 of 23 mobile phones which had influenza viral RNA detected. Mobile phone influenza contamination was positively associated with upper respiratory tract viral load and negatively associated with age. Cleaning personal objects of patients with influenza should be recommended, and individuals should avoid sharing objects with these patients.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/304604
ISSN
2021 Impact Factor: 7.759
2020 SCImago Journal Rankings: 2.690

 

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dc.contributor.authorXiao, J-
dc.contributor.authorde Mesquita, PJB-
dc.contributor.authorLeung, NHL-
dc.contributor.authorAdenaiye, O-
dc.contributor.authorTai, S-
dc.contributor.authorFrieman, MB-
dc.contributor.authorHong, F-
dc.contributor.authorChu, DKW-
dc.contributor.authorIp, DKM-
dc.contributor.authorCowling, BJ-
dc.contributor.authorMilton, DK-
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-05T02:32:32Z-
dc.date.available2021-10-05T02:32:32Z-
dc.date.issued2021-
dc.identifier.citationThe Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2021, v. 224 n. 10, p. 1730-1734-
dc.identifier.issn0022-1899-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/304604-
dc.description.abstractMobile phones are among the most highly touched personal objects. As part of a broader study on the contribution of fomites to influenza transmission, between 2017 and 2019, we swabbed mobile phones from 138 patients with influenza in 2 locations. Influenza viral RNA detection rates were 23% (23 of 99 phones) and 36% (14 of 39) in Hong Kong and Maryland, respectively. In Hong Kong, infectious influenza virus was recovered from 3 of 23 mobile phones which had influenza viral RNA detected. Mobile phone influenza contamination was positively associated with upper respiratory tract viral load and negatively associated with age. Cleaning personal objects of patients with influenza should be recommended, and individuals should avoid sharing objects with these patients.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://jid.oxfordjournals.org-
dc.relation.ispartofThe Journal of Infectious Diseases-
dc.subjectContamination-
dc.subjectFomite-
dc.subjectIndirect contact-
dc.subjectInfluenza virus-
dc.subjectMobile phone-
dc.subjectMode of transmission-
dc.subjectObject-
dc.titleViral RNA and Infectious Influenza Virus on Mobile Phones of Patients With Influenza in Hong Kong and the United States-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailXiao, J: zoesiu0@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailLeung, NHL: nanleung@connect.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailIp, DKM: dkmip@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailCowling, BJ: bcowling@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityLeung, NHL=rp02637-
dc.identifier.authorityChu, DKW=rp02512-
dc.identifier.authorityIp, DKM=rp00256-
dc.identifier.authorityCowling, BJ=rp01326-
dc.description.naturelink_to_OA_fulltext-
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/infdis/jiab464-
dc.identifier.pmid34534320-
dc.identifier.hkuros326367-
dc.identifier.volume224-
dc.identifier.issue10-
dc.identifier.spage1730-
dc.identifier.epage1734-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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