Infection Control and SARS Transmission among Healthcare Workers, Taiwan
Published Date:May 2004
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 10(5):895-898.
Corporate Authors:SARS Research Group of National Taiwan University College of Medicine and National Taiwan University Hospital
Communicable Diseases, Emerging
Infectious Disease Transmission, Patient-to-Professional
Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
Description: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.
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