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Article: Viral load distribution in SARS outbreak

TitleViral load distribution in SARS outbreak
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Issue Date2005
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, 2005, v. 11 n. 12, p. 1882-1886 How to Cite?
AbstractAn unprecedented community outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) occurred in the Amoy Gardens, a high-rise residential complex in Hong Kong. Droplet, air, contaminated fomites, and rodent pests have been proposed to be mechanisms for transmitting SARS in a short period. We studied nasopharyngeal viral load of SARS patients on admission and their geographic distribution. Higher nasopharyngeal viral load was found in patients living in adjacent units of the same block inhabited by the index patient, while a lower but detectable nasopharyngeal viral load was found in patients living further away from the index patient. This pattern of nasopharyngeal viral load suggested that airborne transmission played an important part in this outbreak in Hong Kong. Contaminated fomites and rodent pests may have also played a role.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/79122
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2015 Impact Factor: 6.994
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 3.023
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dc.contributor.authorChu, CMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorCheng, VCCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHung, IFNen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, KSen_HK
dc.contributor.authorTang, BSFen_HK
dc.contributor.authorTsang, THFen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, KHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYuen, KYen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T07:50:52Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T07:50:52Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_HK
dc.identifier.citationEmerging Infectious Diseases, 2005, v. 11 n. 12, p. 1882-1886en_HK
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dc.description.abstractAn unprecedented community outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) occurred in the Amoy Gardens, a high-rise residential complex in Hong Kong. Droplet, air, contaminated fomites, and rodent pests have been proposed to be mechanisms for transmitting SARS in a short period. We studied nasopharyngeal viral load of SARS patients on admission and their geographic distribution. Higher nasopharyngeal viral load was found in patients living in adjacent units of the same block inhabited by the index patient, while a lower but detectable nasopharyngeal viral load was found in patients living further away from the index patient. This pattern of nasopharyngeal viral load suggested that airborne transmission played an important part in this outbreak in Hong Kong. Contaminated fomites and rodent pests may have also played a role.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
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.subject.meshAdulten_HK
dc.subject.meshDisease Outbreaksen_HK
dc.subject.meshFacility Design and Constructionen_HK
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshHong Kong - epidemiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshHousingen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshMaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_HK
dc.subject.meshNasopharynx - virologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshSevere Acute Respiratory Syndrome - epidemiology - transmission - virologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshUrban Populationen_HK
dc.subject.meshViral Loaden_HK
dc.titleViral load distribution in SARS outbreaken_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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