Special Collection: Coronavirus (COVID-19): infection control and prevention measures

Cochrane has released a new Special Collection: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Infection control and prevention measures.

This Cochrane Library Special Collection pulls together the Cochrane Reviews that are identified as most directly relevant to the prevention of infection.

It includes reviews that evaluate the effects of interventions referenced in the WHO interim guidance for the 2019 coronavirus outbreak (28 January 2020), as well as other potentially relevant reviews from three Cochrane Networks:  Cochrane Public Health and Health SystemsCochrane Musculoskeletal, Oral, Skin and Sensory; and Cochrane Acute and Emergency Care.

This Special Collection is one of two collections on COVID-19. See also the companion Special Collection: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Evidence relevant to critical care.

This Special Collection will be updated to ensure it remains applicable as the situation changes, and as WHO guidance evolves. It will also draw on the knowledge of Cochrane groups in affected regions.

The 2019 Coronavirus outbreak was declared a global Public Health Emergency by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 30th January 2020. 
The WHO is now working closely with global experts, governments and partners to rapidly expand scientific knowledge on this new virus, to track the spread and virulence of the virus, and to provide advice to countries and individuals on measures to protect health and prevent the spread of this outbreak.