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Article: Cluster of SARS among medical students exposed to single patient, Hong Kong

TitleCluster of SARS among medical students exposed to single patient, Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date2004
PublisherUS Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/index.htm
Citation
Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2004, v. 10 n. 2, p. 269-276 How to Cite?
AbstractWe studied transmission patterns of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) among medical students exposed exclusively to the first SARS patient in the Prince of Wales Hospital in Hong Kong, before his illness was recognized. We conducted a retrospective cohort study of 66 medical students who visited the index patient's ward, including 16 students with SARS and 50 healthy students. The risk of contracting SARS was sevenfold greater among students who definitely visited the index case's cubicle than in those who did not (10/27 [41%] versus 1/20 [5%], relative risk 7.4; 95% confidence interval 1.0 to 53.3). Illness rates increased directly with proximity of exposure to the index case. However, four of eight students who were in the same cubicle, but were not within 1 m of the index case-patient, contracted SARS. Proximity to the index case-patient was associated with transmission, which is consistent with droplet spread. Transmission through fomites or small aerosols cannot be ruled out.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/156725
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2015 Impact Factor: 6.994
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 3.023
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dc.contributor.authorWong, TWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLee, CKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorTam, Wen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLau, JTFen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYu, TSen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLui, SFen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, PKSen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLi, Yen_HK
dc.contributor.authorBresee, JSen_HK
dc.contributor.authorSung, JJYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorParashar, UDen_HK
dc.contributor.authorThe Outbreak Study Group-
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-08T08:43:42Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-08T08:43:42Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_HK
dc.identifier.citationEmerging Infectious Diseases, 2004, v. 10 n. 2, p. 269-276en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1080-6040en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/156725-
dc.description.abstractWe studied transmission patterns of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) among medical students exposed exclusively to the first SARS patient in the Prince of Wales Hospital in Hong Kong, before his illness was recognized. We conducted a retrospective cohort study of 66 medical students who visited the index patient's ward, including 16 students with SARS and 50 healthy students. The risk of contracting SARS was sevenfold greater among students who definitely visited the index case's cubicle than in those who did not (10/27 [41%] versus 1/20 [5%], relative risk 7.4; 95% confidence interval 1.0 to 53.3). Illness rates increased directly with proximity of exposure to the index case. However, four of eight students who were in the same cubicle, but were not within 1 m of the index case-patient, contracted SARS. Proximity to the index case-patient was associated with transmission, which is consistent with droplet spread. Transmission through fomites or small aerosols cannot be ruled out.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherUS Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/index.htmen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofEmerging Infectious Diseasesen_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subject.meshAdulten_US
dc.subject.meshAerosolsen_US
dc.subject.meshCohort Studiesen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshHong Kong - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshInfectious Disease Transmission, Patient-To-Professionalen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studiesen_US
dc.subject.meshRisk Factorsen_US
dc.subject.meshSevere Acute Respiratory Syndrome - Epidemiology - Transmissionen_US
dc.subject.meshStudents, Medicalen_US
dc.subject.meshVentilationen_US
dc.titleCluster of SARS among medical students exposed to single patient, Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailTam, W: wwstam@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailLi, Y: liyg@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.volume10en_HK
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