Colonization of severe acute respiratory syndrome-associated coronavirus among health-care workers screened by nasopharyngeal swab.

@article{Ho2006ColonizationOS,
  title={Colonization of severe acute respiratory syndrome-associated coronavirus among health-care workers screened by nasopharyngeal swab.},
  author={H H Ho and M S Chang and T Wei and Wen-Shyang Hsieh and Chia-Chien Hung and Huei-Mei Yang and Yen-Ta Lu},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2006},
  volume={129 1},
  pages={95-101}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVES To report the efficacy and findings of a large-scale preventive screening program for severe acute respiratory syndrome-associated coronavirus (SARS-CoV) using amplification of the virus from a nasopharyngeal swab (NPS) obtained from the health-care workers (HCWs). DESIGN A prospective observational study. SETTING A medical center in Taiwan. PARTICIPANTS Two hundred thirty HCWs. INTERVENTION NPS examination for the presence of SARS-CoV by two nested reverse… CONTINUE READING