Respiratory infections during SARS outbreak, Hong Kong, 2003

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

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.

MeSH terms

  • Disease Outbreaks*
  • Hong Kong / epidemiology
  • Humans
  • Hygiene
  • Infection Control / methods
  • Respiratory Tract Infections / complications*
  • Respiratory Tract Infections / epidemiology
  • Respiratory Tract Infections / virology
  • SARS Virus
  • Seasons
  • Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome / complications*
  • Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome / epidemiology*
  • Virus Diseases / complications
  • Virus Diseases / epidemiology
  • Virus Diseases / virology
  • Viruses / classification
  • Viruses / isolation & purification