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. 2005 Nov;11(11):1738-41.
doi: 10.3201/eid1111.050729.

Respiratory Infections During SARS Outbreak, Hong Kong, 2003

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Respiratory Infections During SARS Outbreak, Hong Kong, 2003

Janice Y C Lo et al. Emerg Infect Dis. .
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Abstract

The effect of community hygienic measures during the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome in Hong Kong was studied by comparing the proportion of positive specimens of various respiratory viruses in 2003 with those from 1998 to 2002. Community hygienic measures significantly reduced the incidence of various respiratory viral infections.

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Change in proportion of positive specimens in 2003 for various viruses with reference to period 1998–2002. RSV, respiratory syncytial virus.
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Figure 2
Proportion of positive specimens by month, 1998–2003, for A) influenza virus, B) respiratory syncytial virus, C) parainfluenza virus, and D) adenovirus.

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