SARS exposure and emergency department workers

Wei Tien Chang, Chuan Liang Kao, Ming Yi Chung, Shyr Chyr Chen, Shou Ju Lin, Wen Chu Chiang, Shey Ying Chen, Chan Ping Su, Po Ren Hsueh, Wen Jone Chen, Pei Jer Chen, Pan Chyr Yang

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Of 193 emergency department workers exposed to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), 9 (4.7%) were infected. Pneumonia developed in six workers, and assays showed anti-SARS immunoglobulin (Ig) M and IgG. The other three workers were IgM-positive and had lower IgG titers; in two, mild illness developed, and one remained asymptomatic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1117-1119
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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