COVID-19 Preventive Measures Showing an Unintended Decline in Infectious Diseases in Taiwan

Int J Infect Dis. 2020 Jun 22;S1201-9712(20)30496-3. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2020.06.062. Online ahead of print.


Many communicable diseases may have contact, airborne, and/or droplets transmission. Following the COVID-19 outbreak, Taiwan government implemented the use of masks and sanitizer and other prevention measures, like social distancing for prevention. This public response may have likely contributed significantly to the decline in the outbreak of other infectious diseases.

Keywords: COVID-19; communicable diseases; coronavirus; face masks; sanitizers.