Infection control violations may suggest many hospitals not ready for coronavirus

March 13, 2020

Many healthcare facilities have histories of failing to prevent the spread of infectious diseases and a coronavirus outbreak would demand peak performance, according to an article on the ProPublica website.

For instance, when the Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas docked in Bayonne, New Jersey, with patients who had traveled from China, four passengers further medical observation.

The next step was University Hospital in Newark, a major academic medical center equipped with isolation rooms. 

But the hospital has struggled in recent years with controlling the spread of infection.

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