In the context of COVID-19, airborne transmission may be possible in specific circumstances and settings in
which procedures that generate aerosols are performed (i.e. endotracheal intubation, bronchoscopy, open
suctioning, administration of nebulized treatment, manual ventilation before intubation, turning the patient to the
prone position, disconnecting the patient from the ventilator, non-invasive positive-pressure ventilation,
tracheostomy, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation). In analysis of 75,465 COVID-19 cases in China, airborne
transmission was not reported. 6...
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