COVID-19 preventive measures showing an unintended decline in infectious diseases in Taiwan

Cooper J. Galvin, Yu Chuan (Jack) Li, Shwetambara Malwade, Shabbir Syed-Abdul

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Abstract

Most of the communicable diseases have contact, airborne and/or droplet mode of transsmission. Following the outbreak of COVID-19, the Taiwan government implemented the use of masks and sanitizer, as well as other preventive measures like social distancing for prevention. This public response likely contributed significantly to the decline in the outbreak of other infectious diseases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-20
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume98
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2020

Keywords

  • Communicable diseases
  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Face masks
  • Sanitizers
  • Humans
  • Communicable Diseases/epidemiology
  • Masks
  • Coronavirus Infections/prevention & control
  • Pandemics/prevention & control
  • Taiwan/epidemiology
  • Hand Disinfection
  • Betacoronavirus
  • Pneumonia, Viral/prevention & control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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