SARS Transmission among Hospital Workers in Hong Kong

@inproceedings{Lau2004SARSTA,
  title={SARS Transmission among Hospital Workers in Hong Kong},
  author={Joseph T. F. Lau and Kitty S.C. Fung and Tze-wai Wong and Jean Hee Kim and Eric MC Wong and Sydney S.C. Chung and Deborah Tip Yin Ho and Louis Yik-si Chan and S Lui and Augustine F. B. Cheng},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
  year={2004}
}
Despite infection control measures, breakthrough transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) occurred for many hospital workers in Hong Kong. We conducted a case-control study of 72 hospital workers with SARS and 144 matched controls. Inconsistent use of goggles, gowns, gloves, and caps was associated with a higher risk for SARS infection (unadjusted odds ratio 2.42 to 20.54, p < 0.05). The likelihood of SARS infection was strongly associated with the amount of personal protection… CONTINUE READING

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