Detection of SARS-associated coronavirus in throat wash and saliva in early diagnosis

Wei Kung Wang, Shey Ying Chen, I. Jung Liu, Yee Chun Chen, Hui Ling Chen, Chao Fu Yang, Pei Jer Chen, Shiou Hwei Yeh, Chuan Liang Kao, Li Min Huang, Po Ren Hsueh, Jann Tay Wang, Wang Hwei Sheng, Chi Tai Fang, Chien Ching Hung, Szu Min Hsieh, Chan Ping Su, Wen Chu Chiang, Jyh Yuan Yang, Jih Hui Lin & 6 others Szu Chia Hsieh, Hsien Ping Hu, Yu Ping Chiang, Jin Town Wang, Pan Chyr Yang, Shan Chwen Chang

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Abstract

The severe acute respiratory syndrome-associated coronavirus (SARS-CoV) is thought to be transmitted primarily through dispersal of droplets, but little is known about the load of SARS-CoV in oral droplets. We examined oral specimens, including throat wash and saliva, and found large amounts of SARS-CoV RNA in both throat wash (9.58 × 102 to 5.93 × 106 copies/mL) and saliva (7.08 × 103 to 6.38 × 10 8 copies/mL) from all specimens of 17 consecutive probable SARS case-patients, supporting the possibility of transmission through oral droplets, Immunofluorescence study showed replication of SARS-CoV in the cells derived from throat wash, demonstrating the possibility of developing a convenient antigen detection assay. This finding, with the high detection rate a median of 4 days after disease onset and before the development of lung lesions in four patients, suggests that throat wash and saliva should be included in sample collection guidelines for SARS diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1213-1219
Number of pages7
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume10
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

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SARS Virus
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
Coronavirus
Pharynx
Saliva
Early Diagnosis
Fluorescent Antibody Technique
Guidelines
RNA
Antigens
Lung

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Wang, W. K., Chen, S. Y., Liu, I. J., Chen, Y. C., Chen, H. L., Yang, C. F., ... Chang, S. C. (2004). Detection of SARS-associated coronavirus in throat wash and saliva in early diagnosis. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 10(7), 1213-1219. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid1007.031113

Detection of SARS-associated coronavirus in throat wash and saliva in early diagnosis. / Wang, Wei Kung; Chen, Shey Ying; Liu, I. Jung; Chen, Yee Chun; Chen, Hui Ling; Yang, Chao Fu; Chen, Pei Jer; Yeh, Shiou Hwei; Kao, Chuan Liang; Huang, Li Min; Hsueh, Po Ren; Wang, Jann Tay; Sheng, Wang Hwei; Fang, Chi Tai; Hung, Chien Ching; Hsieh, Szu Min; Su, Chan Ping; Chiang, Wen Chu; Yang, Jyh Yuan; Lin, Jih Hui; Hsieh, Szu Chia; Hu, Hsien Ping; Chiang, Yu Ping; Wang, Jin Town; Yang, Pan Chyr; Chang, Shan Chwen.

In: Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vol. 10, No. 7, 01.01.2004, p. 1213-1219.

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Wang, WK, Chen, SY, Liu, IJ, Chen, YC, Chen, HL, Yang, CF, Chen, PJ, Yeh, SH, Kao, CL, Huang, LM, Hsueh, PR, Wang, JT, Sheng, WH, Fang, CT, Hung, CC, Hsieh, SM, Su, CP, Chiang, WC, Yang, JY, Lin, JH, Hsieh, SC, Hu, HP, Chiang, YP, Wang, JT, Yang, PC & Chang, SC 2004, 'Detection of SARS-associated coronavirus in throat wash and saliva in early diagnosis', Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 10, no. 7, pp. 1213-1219. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid1007.031113
Wang, Wei Kung ; Chen, Shey Ying ; Liu, I. Jung ; Chen, Yee Chun ; Chen, Hui Ling ; Yang, Chao Fu ; Chen, Pei Jer ; Yeh, Shiou Hwei ; Kao, Chuan Liang ; Huang, Li Min ; Hsueh, Po Ren ; Wang, Jann Tay ; Sheng, Wang Hwei ; Fang, Chi Tai ; Hung, Chien Ching ; Hsieh, Szu Min ; Su, Chan Ping ; Chiang, Wen Chu ; Yang, Jyh Yuan ; Lin, Jih Hui ; Hsieh, Szu Chia ; Hu, Hsien Ping ; Chiang, Yu Ping ; Wang, Jin Town ; Yang, Pan Chyr ; Chang, Shan Chwen. / Detection of SARS-associated coronavirus in throat wash and saliva in early diagnosis. In: Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2004 ; Vol. 10, No. 7. pp. 1213-1219.
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