Aerosol transmission of infection is a major risk in healthcare centres. Bacteria, such as Clostridium difficile, and virus, including coronaviruses, are believed to be able to be transmitted through aerosolization of faeces particles. Safe human waste disposal techniques are therefore essential to prevent the spread of healthcare acquired infections (HCAIs).


Further reading

Lessons from Amoy Gardens : on transmission of a coronavirus through faecal aerosolization spread

Bedpan washer FAQs

Aerosol sampling of Clostridiodes difficile