SARS Exposure and Emergency Department Workers

  title={SARS Exposure and Emergency Department Workers},
  author={W. F. Chang and C. L. Kao and M Y Chung and S C Chen and S F Lin and W T Chiang and S. Chen and C C Su and Po Ren Hsueh and W. -J. Chen and Pei-Jer Chen and Pan Yang},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
Of 193 emergency department workers exposed to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), 9 (4.7%) were infected. Pneumonia developed in six workers, and assays showed anti-SARS immunoglobulin (Ig) M and IgG. The other three workers were IgM-positive and had lower IgG titers; in two, mild illness developed, and one remained asymptomatic.