Infection Control and SARS Transmission among Healthcare Workers, Taiwan

Yee Chun Chen, Pei Jer Chen, Shan Chwen Chang, Chiang Lian Kao, Shiou Hwa Wang, Li Hua Wang, Pan Chyr Yang, Ding Shinn Chen, Yuan Teh Lee, Che Ming Teng, Hong Nerng Ho, Ming Fu Chang, Jin Town Wang, Chuan Liang Kao, Wei Kung Wang, Cheng Hsiang Hsiao, Po Ren Hsueh

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Abstract

This study found infrequent transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) coronavirus to healthcare workers involved in the care of the first five case-patients in Taiwan, despite a substantial number of unprotected exposures. Nonetheless, given that SARS has been highly transmissible on some occasions, we still recommend strict precautions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)895-898
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume10
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Chen, Y. C., Chen, P. J., Chang, S. C., Kao, C. L., Wang, S. H., Wang, L. H., Yang, P. C., Chen, D. S., Lee, Y. T., Teng, C. M., Ho, H. N., Chang, M. F., Wang, J. T., Kao, C. L., Wang, W. K., Hsiao, C. H., & Hsueh, P. R. (2004). Infection Control and SARS Transmission among Healthcare Workers, Taiwan. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 10(5), 895-898. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid1005.030777