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, Adams L . Knowledge, attitudes, and practices relevant to zoonotic disease reporting and infection prevention practices among veterinarians - Arizona, 2015 . Prev Vet Med. 2019 ; 169 : 104711 . doi: 10.1016/j.prevetmed.2019.104711 11. Baiyasi

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To evaluate the effect of UV germicidal irradiation of the air on the incidence of upper respiratory tract infections (URIs) in kittens in a nursery.

ANIMALS

4- to 8-week-old kittens admitted to a kitten nursery in 2016 and 2018.

PROCEDURES

2 UV germicidal irradiation systems (1 within the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system and 1 attached to the ceiling) were installed in a kitten nursery. Data were collected on the number of kittens in which a URI was diagnosed by means of a physical examination. The incidence of URIs was compared between 2016, when no UV systems were used, and 2018, when the UV systems were used.

RESULTS

The overall incidence of URIs in 2016 was 12.4 cases/100 kitten admissions and in 2018 was 1.6 cases/100 kitten admissions, a significant decrease of 87.1% between the years.

CONCLUSIONS AND CLINICAL RELEVANCE

A significant reduction in the incidence of URIs in kittens in a nursery was noted when the UV germicidal irradiation systems were used. Therefore, airborne transmission of feline respiratory pathogens may be more important than has been previously recognized. Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation systems that disinfect the air may be an effective adjunct to standard infection prevention and control protocols in reducing the risk of the transmission of respiratory pathogens among kittens in nurseries and shelters. However, additional studies are needed to confirm the findings reported here.

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Preface The VSP outlined in this compendium represent routine infection prevention practices designed to minimize transmission of zoonotic pathogens from animals to veterinary personnel. This compendium has been extensively revised and

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variety of veterinary issues. NAVTA, Virox launch certificate program in infection prevention Hospital-associated infections in veterinary medicine can result in damaging health, financial, and social consequences affecting patients, clients, and

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distribution; however, the efficacy of these systems depends on proper design and maintenance. 10 Minimizing the spread of pathogens in animal care environments is necessary for effective infection prevention and to reduce reliance on antimicrobials and

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reduce reliance on empiric antimicrobial treatment for relief of clinical signs. In the United Kingdom and Europe, companion animal stewardship programs that reduce antimicrobial use and focus on infection prevention activities and diagnostic testing have

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for infection prevention and control in veterinary medicine. 9 The guidance documents that do exist typically focus on small animal hospitals or clinics. 46 , 48 The Compendium is one of the available resources for infection control and prevention

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infection prevention policies at the VMTH. Surveillance for common healthcare-associated infections and common source outbreaks was ongoing throughout the study reported here. Surveillance consisted of active ongoing observation of occurrence and

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hygiene in healthcare-associated infection prevention . J Hosp Infect 2009 ; 73 : 305 – 315 . 10.1016/j.jhin.2009.04.019 11. WHO . Guidelines on hand hygiene in health care . Available at: whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2009/9789241597906_eng

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Infection Prevention and Control Reviewed by Helen Aceto, PhD, VMD Compared with human medicine, and outside the realms of the surgical suite and isolation ward, veterinarians have been slow to embrace the need for comprehensive infection control

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