Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and coronavirus testing--United States, 2003

MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2003 Apr 11;52(14):297-302.

Abstract

CDC and the World Health Organization (WHO) are continuing to investigate the multicountry outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Infection with a novel coronavirus has been implicated as a possible cause of SARS. This report updates information on U.S. residents with SARS and summarizes the clinical histories of the five U.S. residents identified as of April 9, 2003, who have both suspected SARS and laboratory evidence of infection with a novel coronavirus.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • China
  • Clinical Laboratory Techniques
  • Communicable Diseases, Emerging / diagnosis
  • Communicable Diseases, Emerging / epidemiology*
  • Communicable Diseases, Emerging / prevention & control
  • Communicable Diseases, Emerging / virology*
  • Coronavirus / isolation & purification*
  • Female
  • Hong Kong
  • Humans
  • Infection Control
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious
  • Risk Factors
  • SARS Virus / isolation & purification*
  • Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome / diagnosis
  • Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome / epidemiology*
  • Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome / prevention & control
  • Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome / virology*
  • Singapore
  • Travel
  • United States / epidemiology