Filling the knowledge gap: Scoping review regarding sampling methods, assays, and further requirements to assess airborne viruses.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_4000E7FFD485
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Filling the knowledge gap: Scoping review regarding sampling methods, assays, and further requirements to assess airborne viruses.
Journal
The Science of the total environment
Author(s)
Dias M., Gomes B., Pena P., Cervantes R., Beswick A., Duchaine C., Kolk A., Madsen A.M., Oppliger A., Pogner C., Duquenne P., Wouters I.M., Crook B., Viegas C.
ISSN
1879-1026 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0048-9697
Publication state
In Press
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Pages
174016
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Review
Publication Status: aheadofprint
Abstract
Assessment of occupational exposure to viruses is crucial to identify virus reservoirs and sources of dissemination at an early stage and to help prevent spread between employees and to the general population. Measuring workers' exposure can facilitate assessment of the effectiveness of protective and mitigation measures in place. The aim of this scoping review is to give an overview of available methods and those already implemented for airborne virus' exposure assessment in different occupational and indoor environments. The results retrieved from the different studies may contribute to the setting of future standards and guidelines to ensure a reliable risk characterization in the occupational environments crucial for the implementation of effective control measures. The search aimed at selecting studies between January 1st 2010 and June 30th 2023 in the selected databases. Fifty papers on virus exposure assessment fitted the eligibility criteria and were selected for data extraction. Overall, this study identified gaps in knowledge regarding virus assessment and pinpointed the needs for further research. Several discrepancies were found (transport temperatures, elution steps, …), as well as a lack of publication of important data related to the exposure conditions (contextual information). With the available information, it is impossible to compare results between studies employing different methods, and even if the same methods are used, different conclusions/recommendations based on the expert judgment have been reported due to the lack of consensus in the contextual information retrieved and/or data interpretation. Future research on the field targeting sampling methods and in the laboratory regarding the assays to employ should be developed bearing in mind the different goals of the assessment.
Keywords
Assays, Bioaerosols, Exposure assessment, Occupational, Sampling, Viruses
Pubmed
Open Access
Yes
Create date
28/06/2024 12:02
Last modification date
04/07/2024 7:02
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