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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 263
 

What should the dentist be concerned about in the scenario of emerging swine flu


Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok, 10160, Thailand

Date of Web Publication14-Nov-2009

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DOI: 10.4103/0970-4388.57665

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Wiwanitkit V. What should the dentist be concerned about in the scenario of emerging swine flu. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 2009;27:263

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Swine flu is a new emerging infectious disease that attacks several countries around the world. It has been problematic since early 2009. At present (May 2009), thousands of infected cases have been documented. In dentistry, the risk of the dentists contracting swine flu in daily work is noted. [1] Indeed, the dentists have contact with many aerosols generated in the oro- and nasopharynx of patients, which can pose as a risk. Although mask wearing is routine practice in dental work, the chance of disease transmission still exists. Despite the best N95 face mask, the molecular size of the swine flu, similar to the case of bird flu, [2] can still pass thorough the barrier. To screen the patients for signs of infection and postpone unnecessary dental practice in highly suspected cases might be a good preventive method in the scenario of emerging swine flu in the present day.

 
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1.Swine flu advice for dentists issued. Br Dent J 2009;206:511.  Back to cited text no. 1      
2.Wiwanitkit V. N-95 face mask for prevention of bird flu virus: An appraisal of nanostructure and implication for infectious control. Lung 2006;184:373-4.  Back to cited text no. 2  [PUBMED]  [FULLTEXT]  




 

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