Control measures for severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in Taiwan

Emerg Infect Dis. 2003 Jun;9(6):718-20. doi: 10.3201/eid0906.030283.

Abstract

As of April 14, 2003, Taiwan had had 23 probable cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), 19 of which were imported. Taiwan isolated all 23 patients in negative-pressure rooms; extensive personal protective equipment was used for healthcare workers and visitors. For the first 6 weeks of the SARS outbreak, recognized spread was limited to one healthcare worker and three household contacts.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Communicable Diseases, Emerging / epidemiology
  • Communicable Diseases, Emerging / prevention & control*
  • Cough / prevention & control
  • Disease Outbreaks / prevention & control*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Patient Isolation / methods
  • Quarantine
  • SARS Virus / isolation & purification
  • Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome / epidemiology
  • Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome / prevention & control*
  • Taiwan / epidemiology