Infection Control in Dentistry: The Challenge of “SARS”

  • OG Uti Department of Preventive Dentistry, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, Lagos.
  • OO Sofola Department of Preventive Dentistry, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, Lagos
Keywords: SARS, dental surgery, infection control

Abstract

Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), a newly discovered infectious disease poses a fresh threat to infection control in dental practice. This paper reviews the mode of transmission of SARS and its implication on dental practice. It gives practical guidelines for the prevention of its transmission in the dental environment.

Key Words: SARS, dental surgery, infection control.

Jnl of Nigerian Infection Control Association Vol.4(1) 2001: 12-15
Published
2004-04-21
Section
Articles

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