publication . Article . 2006

Colonization of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-Associated Coronavirus Among Health-Care Workers Screened by Nasopharyngeal Swab

Hsin-Tsung Ho; Mau-Sun Chang; Tsai-Yin Wei; Wen-Shyang Hsieh; Chia-Chien Hung; Huei-Mei Yang; Yen-Ta Lu;
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  • Published: 19 Jan 2006 Journal: Chest, volume 129, issue 1, pages 95-101 (issn: 0012-3692, eissn: 1931-3543, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: The American College of Chest Physicians. Published by Elsevier Inc.
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 transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) assays. Measurements and results During the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), NPS polymerase chain reaction screening of H...
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free text keywords: Article, immunology infection, nosocomial infection, viral disease, ACE, angiotensin-converting enzyme, bp, base-pair, EIA, enzyme immunoassay, HCW, health-care worker, IIFT, indirect immunofluorescence test, NPS, nasopharyngeal swab, PBMC, peripheral blood mononuclear cell, RT-PCR, reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction, SARS, severe acute respiratory syndrome, SARS-CoV, severe acute respiratory syndrome-associated coronavirus, Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine, Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine, Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine, Immunoassay, medicine.diagnostic_test, medicine, Viral disease, Coronavirus, medicine.disease_cause, Outbreak, business.industry, business, Coronaviridae, biology.organism_classification, biology, Virology, Serology, Seroconversion, Titer
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