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Article: SARS: Public health measures in Hong Kong

TitleSARS: Public health measures in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date2003
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Asia. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/RES
Citation
Respirology, 2003, v. 8, p. S46-S48 How to Cite?
AbstractAs there are no validated and rapid diagnostic tests nor specific treatment for severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) at the initial stage of the outbreak, public health measures are vital for the control of the disease. These included an enhanced disease surveillance system, expanded laboratory diagnostic capacity, heightened infection control in hospitals and residential institutions for the elderly, intensive contact tracing coupled with medical surveillance at designated medical centres, quarantine of close contacts by way of home confinement, formation of multidisciplinary investigation and response teams, and public education and communication. The above measures were implemented in many countries during the outbreak. To prevent spread in the region and beyond, port health measures targeted at both entry and exit health screenings were also carried out together with regional and international liaison.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86661
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.157
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dc.contributor.authorTsang, Ten_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, Then_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:19:46Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T09:19:46Z-
dc.date.issued2003en_HK
dc.identifier.citationRespirology, 2003, v. 8, p. S46-S48en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1323-7799en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86661-
dc.description.abstractAs there are no validated and rapid diagnostic tests nor specific treatment for severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) at the initial stage of the outbreak, public health measures are vital for the control of the disease. These included an enhanced disease surveillance system, expanded laboratory diagnostic capacity, heightened infection control in hospitals and residential institutions for the elderly, intensive contact tracing coupled with medical surveillance at designated medical centres, quarantine of close contacts by way of home confinement, formation of multidisciplinary investigation and response teams, and public education and communication. The above measures were implemented in many countries during the outbreak. To prevent spread in the region and beyond, port health measures targeted at both entry and exit health screenings were also carried out together with regional and international liaison.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Asia. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/RESen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofRespirologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshContact Tracingen_HK
dc.subject.meshDisease Outbreaks - prevention & controlen_HK
dc.subject.meshHong Kong - epidemiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshInformation Disseminationen_HK
dc.subject.meshPopulation Surveillanceen_HK
dc.subject.meshPublic Health Practiceen_HK
dc.subject.meshQuarantineen_HK
dc.subject.meshSevere Acute Respiratory Syndrome - prevention & controlen_HK
dc.titleSARS: Public health measures in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=1323-7799&volume=8&spage=S46&epage=S48&date=2003&atitle=SARS:+Public+health+measures+in+Hong+Kongen_HK
dc.identifier.emailLam, Th:hrmrlth@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityLam, Th=rp00326en_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1046/j.1440-1843.2003.00524.xen_HK
dc.identifier.pmid15018134-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-0345732169en_HK
dc.identifier.hkuros100360en_HK
dc.identifier.volume8en_HK
dc.identifier.spageS46en_HK
dc.identifier.epageS48en_HK
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000187345100011-
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridTsang, T=7101832378en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridLam, Th=7202522876en_HK

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