Carolina’s Allison Aiello added her expertise on disease prevention to the World Health Organization’s guidelines for COVID-19 prevention.
Aiello is a professor of epidemiology in Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health and a faculty fellow at the Carolina Population Center. In February 2019, she chaired a group of scientists and researchers at a meeting in Hong Kong.
The group, part of a 21-person collaboration, wrote guidelines for personal protective and environmental measures, including hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette, face masks, surface and object cleaning.
Aiello’s number one recommendation for preventing the spread of COVID-19 is thorough hand-washing several times a day.