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Sunday 7 January 2018 1:19pm

Professor Kurt Krause, member of the Webster Centre for Infectious Diseases, appeared in the NZ Herald stating contact precautions were effective and essential because many pathogenic bacteria are spread by contact – touching a surface with the bacteria on it and then touching your face or food. Contact isolation was not particularly harsh on patients, whereas airborne isolation could be very difficult for a patient because they can feel quite cut off.

Click to view full NZ Herald article 'More than 41,000 New Zealanders are isolated in hospitals to stop the spread of disease' by Amy Wiggins.

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