COVID-19: Measures to prevent hospital contagion. What do urologists need to know?

A new outbreak of respiratory infection caused by the novel coronavirus in late December 2019 in China caused standards of medical care to change not only for related areas but for the entire healthcare system, and when the WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic new strategies of patient care had to be defined initially to optimize resources to confront the pandemic and then to protect healthcare personnel. As urologists, we must be involved in these new standards, since without an effective vaccine the risk of contagion is high; thus, the purpose of this review is to have orientation on the measures urologists should take in their everyday clinical practice.

International braz j urol : official journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology. 2020 Jun 17 [Epub ahead of print]

Edgar Ivan Bravo Castro, Gerardo López Secchi, Cristobal Díaz Gómez, Javier Torres Gómez, Omar Clark, Ivan Azael Martinez Alonso, José Gadu Campos Salcedo

Department of Urology Hospital Central Militar, México DF, México., Department of Urology Mutualista Asociación Española, Montevideo Uruguay., Chief of the Urology, Urology Section, Hospital Central Militar, Mexico, DF, México.

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