volume 24, issue 3, P619-638 2010
DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2010.04.009
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David S.C. Hui, Paul K.S. Chan

Abstract: Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a highly infectious disease with a significant morbidity and mortality. Respiratory failure is the major complication, and patients may progress to acute respiratory distress syndrome. Health care workers are particularly vulnerable to SARS. SARS has the potential of being converted from droplet to airborne transmission. There is currently no proven effective treatment of SARS, so early recognition, isolation, and stringent infection control are the key to controllin…

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