Asymptomatic SARS coronavirus infection among healthcare workers, Singapore

Annelies Wilder-Smith, Monica D. Teleman, Bee H. Heng, Arul Earnest, Ai E. Ling, Yee S. Leo

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Abstract

We conducted a study among healthcare workers (HCWs) exposed to patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) before infection control measures were instituted, Of all exposed HCWs, 7.5% had asymptomatic SARS-positive cases. Asymptomatic SARS was associated with lower SARS antibody titers and higher use of masks when compared to pneumonic SARS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1142-1145
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume11
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2005
Externally publishedYes

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