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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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
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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