Nosocomial SARS-CoV-2 Infections in Japan: A Cross-sectional Newspaper Database Survey

Document Type : Letter to Editor


1 Medical Governance Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan

2 Department of Surgery, Sendai City Medical Center, Sendai, Japan

3 Faculty of Medicine, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary

4 Department of Breast Surgery, Jyoban Hospital of Tokiwa Foundation, Fukushima, Japan



Supplementary file 1. Details of the Algorithm Used for Screening Articles




Main Subjects


Dear Editor,

An outbreak of coronavirus disease in 2019 (COVID-19) caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has become a pandemic.1 In Japan, the increasing number of patients infected with SARS-CoV-2 threatens pre-existing medical resources, and incidents of group nosocomial infections in medical institutions and infected healthcare professionals (HCPs) are also increasing. Using the largest domestic newspaper database, we summarized the number of reported nosocomial infections of SARS-CoV-2 occurring throughout Japan... (Read more...)

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Volume 9, Issue 10
October 2020
Pages 461-463
  • Receive Date: 15 April 2020
  • Revise Date: 13 May 2020
  • Accept Date: 16 May 2020
  • First Publish Date: 01 October 2020