Aerosol from a ventilator is believed to have infected three healthcare workers with COVID-19 at a hospital in Israel, reports the Jerusalem Post.
A doctor and two nurses at Sourasky Medical Center may have been infected with the coronavirus by the aerosol coming from a ventilator being used on a patient, according to an initial investigation of the incident, Israel Hayom reported.
Eight ventilators were being used in tandem at the time.
After the investigation, the hospital decided to place a limit of six patients on Vapotherm ventilators in each ward. Vapotherm ventilators are devices that use a nasal cannula with high pressure air flow instead of a mask or invasive tube. The ventilators will also be placed under air vents in order to reduce the amount of aerosol in the air.
Read more in the Jerusalem Post.