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Discussion on infection prevention and control when media reporters enter into isolation wards during COVID-19 epidemic

  • Hong Li1
  • Peng Xian2
  • Yue-Xin Shi3
  • Zhong-Yao Xie4
  • Shuang Liu1
  • Hui Chen1

1Beijing Jishuitan Hospital, Beijing 100035, P. R. China

2Beijing Tongren Hospital,Capital Medical University, 100005 Beijing, P. R. China

3Beijing Tiantan Hospital, Capital Medical University, 100070 Beijing, P. R. China

4Beijing Chest Hospital, Capital Medical University, 101149 Beijing, P. R. China

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2021.001 Vol.17,Issue 1,January 2021 pp.6-10

Published: 08 January 2021

*Corresponding Author(s): Hong Li E-mail:
*Corresponding Author(s): Hui Chen E-mail: chenhuijst@


The mass media serves as an indispensable force in the prevention and control of epidemics, and plays a vital role in information distribution, public opinion guidance and confidence enhancement during a pandemic of infectious diseases. However, due to the particularity of infectious disease outbreaks, interview work in medical institutions should be conducted in an orderly and efficient manner under the guidance of hospital-acquired infection control and prevention protocols. This paper summarizes measures for infection control during news material collection in isolation wards from Beijing’s medical aid team to Hubei province in the fight against COVID-19, so as to provide a reference for the media to carry out relevant work on the prevention and control of infectious diseases in the future.


COVID-19; Media reporter; Isolation ward; Hospital-acquired infection control

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Hong Li,Peng Xian,Yue-Xin Shi,Zhong-Yao Xie,Shuang Liu,Hui Chen. Discussion on infection prevention and control when media reporters enter into isolation wards during COVID-19 epidemic. Signa Vitae. 2021. 17(1);6-10.


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