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Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in Taiwan

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      14:10 EST (02:10 PM EST) CDCHAN-00170-03-12-17-ADV-N On December 17, 2003, the Taiwanese Department of Health reported a single case of infection with SARSassociated coronavirus (SARS-CoV) in a research scientist in Taiwan. The press release from the Taiwanese Department of Health is provided below and is also available on that agency's website at Additional information about the report is available on the website of the World Health Organization (WHO) CDC is in close communication with the Department of Health in Taiwan and with WHO regarding this report. This is the second case of SARS-CoV infection that was likely acquired in a laboratory setting since the initial worldwide outbreak, and it reinforces the need for careful adherence to recommended laboratory safety practices for SARS-CoV. Recommendations for these laboratory protocols are available in Supplement F, Appendix F 4, "Laboratory Biosafety Guidelines for Handling and Processing Specimens Associated with SARS”, in CDC's draft Public Health Guidance for Community-Level Preparedness and Response to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
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