Control measures for severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in Taiwan

Shiing Jer Twu, Tzay Jinn Chen, Chien Jen Chen, Sonja J. Olsen, Long Teng Lee, Tamara Fisk, Kwo Hsiung Hsu, Shan Chwen Chang, Kow Tong Chen, I. Hsin Chiang, Yi Chun Wu, Jiunn Shyan Wu, Scott F. Dowell

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Abstract

As of April 14, 2003, Taiwan had had 23 probable cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), 19 of which were imported. Taiwan isolated all 23 patients in negative-pressure rooms; extensive personal protective equipment was used for healthcare workers and visitors. For the first 6 weeks of the SARS outbreak, recognized spread was limited to one healthcare worker and three household contacts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)718-720
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume9
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
Taiwan
Delivery of Health Care
Disease Outbreaks
Pressure
Personal Protective Equipment

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  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Twu, S. J., Chen, T. J., Chen, C. J., Olsen, S. J., Lee, L. T., Fisk, T., ... Dowell, S. F. (2003). Control measures for severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in Taiwan. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 9(6), 718-720. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid0906.030283

Control measures for severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in Taiwan. / Twu, Shiing Jer; Chen, Tzay Jinn; Chen, Chien Jen; Olsen, Sonja J.; Lee, Long Teng; Fisk, Tamara; Hsu, Kwo Hsiung; Chang, Shan Chwen; Chen, Kow Tong; Chiang, I. Hsin; Wu, Yi Chun; Wu, Jiunn Shyan; Dowell, Scott F.

In: Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vol. 9, No. 6, 01.06.2003, p. 718-720.

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Twu, SJ, Chen, TJ, Chen, CJ, Olsen, SJ, Lee, LT, Fisk, T, Hsu, KH, Chang, SC, Chen, KT, Chiang, IH, Wu, YC, Wu, JS & Dowell, SF 2003, 'Control measures for severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in Taiwan', Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 9, no. 6, pp. 718-720. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid0906.030283
Twu, Shiing Jer ; Chen, Tzay Jinn ; Chen, Chien Jen ; Olsen, Sonja J. ; Lee, Long Teng ; Fisk, Tamara ; Hsu, Kwo Hsiung ; Chang, Shan Chwen ; Chen, Kow Tong ; Chiang, I. Hsin ; Wu, Yi Chun ; Wu, Jiunn Shyan ; Dowell, Scott F. / Control measures for severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in Taiwan. In: Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2003 ; Vol. 9, No. 6. pp. 718-720.
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