New Study: Coronavirus May Spread via Pillows
It seems obvious to KnightCase that pillows in hotels hold on to germs from previous occupants. So this study is no surprise, please see what they learned and their methods - we certainly appreciate the scientific rigor on this critical subject.
published in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases.
Here's more from the study:
"Therefore, to test this hypothesis, we examined the presence of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in collected environmental surface swab specimens from 2 rooms of a centralized quarantine hotel where 2 presymptomatic patients had stayed."
The study authors concluded:
"Our study demonstrates extensive environmental contamination of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in a relatively short time (<24 hours) in occupied rooms of 2 persons who were presymptomatic. We also detected SARS-CoV-2 RNA in the surface swab samples of the pillow cover, duvet cover, and sheet."