Disease management strategies in SARS

  • Andrea Ammon
Part of the Birkhäuser Advances in Infectious Diseases BAID book series (BAID)


Health Care Worker Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Patient Disease Management Strategy 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


  1. 1.
    WHO (2003) Consensus document on the epidemiology of SARS. Wkly Epidemiol Rec 78: 373–375Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Donnelly CA, Ghani AC, Leung GM, Hedley AJ, Fraser C, Riley S, Abu-Raddad LJ, Ho LM, Thach TQ, Chau P et al (2003) Epidemiological determinants of spread of causal agent of severe acute respiratory syndrome in Hong Kong. Lancet 361: 1761–1766CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Peiris JSM, Yuen KY, Osterhaus ADME, Stöhr K (2003) Clinical progression and viral load in a community outbreak of coronavirus-associated SARS pneumonia: a prospective study. Lancet 361:1767–1772CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  4. 4., accessed 31/5/2004Google Scholar
  5. 5., accessed 28/12/2004Google Scholar
  6. 6., accessed 28/12/2004Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Breiman RF, Evans MR, Preiser W, Maguire J, Schnur A, Li A, Bekedam H, MacKenzie JS (2003) Role of China in the quest to define and control severe acute respiratory syndrome. Emerg Infect Dis 9: 1037–1041PubMedGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    CDC (2003) Prevalence of IgG antibody to SARS-associated coronavirus in animal traders — Guangdong province, China, 2003. MMWR 52: 986–987Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Guan Y, Zheng BJ, He YQ, Liu XL, Zhuang ZX, Cheung CL, Luo SW, Li PH, Zhang LJ, Guan YJ et al (2003) Isolation and characterization of viruses related to the SARS Coronavirus from animals in Southern China. Sciencexpress: 1–8Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Enserink M (2003) Clues to the animal origin of SARS. Science 300: 1351CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    Ng SKC (2003) Possible role of an animal vector in the SARS outbreak at Amoy Gardens. Lancet 362: 570–572CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  12. 12.
    Lipsitch M, Cohen T, Cooper B, Robins JM, Ma S, James L, Gopalakrishna G, Chew SK, Tan CC, Samore MH et al (2003) Transmission dynamics and control of severe acute respiratory syndrome. Science 300: 1966–1970CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  13. 13.
    Riley S, Fraser C, Donnelly CA, Ghani AC, Abu-Raddad LJ, Hedley AJ, Leung GM, Ho LM, Lam TH, Thach TQ et al (2003) Transmission dynamics of the etiological agent of SARS in Hong Kong: impact of public health interventions. Science 300: 1961–1966CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  14. 14.
    Dwosh HA, Hong HHL, Austgarden D, Herman S, Schabas RE (2003) Identification and containment of an ourbreak of SARS in a community hospital. Journal of the Canadian Medical Association (CMAJ) 168: 1415–1420Google Scholar
  15. 15.
    Tsang KW, Ho PL, Ooi GC, Yee WKS, Wang T, Chang-Yeung M, Lam WK, Seto WH, Yam LYC, Cheung TM et al (2003) A cluster of cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome in Hong Kong. N Engl J Med 348: 1977–1985CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  16. 16.
    Abdullah ASM, Tomlinson B, Cockram CS, Thomas GN (2003) Lessons from the severe acute respiratory syndrome outbreak in Hong Kong. Emerg Infect Dis 9: 1042–1045PubMedGoogle Scholar
  17. 17.
    Tomlinson B, Cockram C (2003) SARS: experience at Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong. Lancet 361: 1486–1487CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  18. 18.
    Olsen SJ, Chang HL, Cheung TYY, Tang AFY, Fisk TL, Ooi SPL, Kuo HW, Jiang DDS, Chen KT, Lando J et al (2004) Transmission of the severe acute respiratory syndrome on aircraft. N Engl J Med 349: 2416–2422Google Scholar
  19. 19.
    Wilder-Smith A, Paton NI, Goh KT (2003) Low risk of transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome on airplanes: the Singapore experience. Trop Med Int Health 8: 1035–1037PubMedGoogle Scholar
  20. 20.
    Yu ITS, Li Y, Wong TW, Tam W, Chan AT, Lee JHW, Leung DYC, Ho T (2004) Evidence of airborne transmission of the severe acute respiratory syndrome virus. N Engl J Med 350: 1731–1739PubMedGoogle Scholar
  21. 21.
    WHO (2003) Inadequate plumbing systems probably contributed to SARS transmission. Wkly Epidemiol Rec 78: 371–372Google Scholar
  22. 22.
    Radun D, Niedrig M, Ammon A, Stark K (2003) Retrospective cohort study among German guests of the Hotel “M”, Hong Kong, identified an early SARS case. Euro Surveill 8: 228–230PubMedGoogle Scholar
  23. 23.
    Lee N, Sung JJY (2003) Nosocomial transmission of SARS. Current Infect Dis Rep 5: 473–476Google Scholar
  24. 24., accessed 28/12/2004Google Scholar
  25. 25., accessed 31/5/2004Google Scholar
  26. 26.
    Tambyah PA, Singh KS, Habib AG (2003) SARS: understanding the coronavirus. BMJ 327: 620Google Scholar
  27. 27.
    Rainer TH, Cameron PA, Smit D, Ong KL, Hung ANW, Nin DCP, Ahuja AT, Si LCY, Sung JJY (2003) Evaluation of WHO criteria for identifying patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome out of hospital: prospective observational study. BMJ 326: 1354–1358PubMedGoogle Scholar
  28. 28.
    WHO (2003) WHO recommended measures for persons undertaking international travel form areas affected by severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Wkly Epidemiol Rec 78: 97–110Google Scholar
  29. 29.
    Pang Y, Zhu Z, Xu F, Guo J, Gong X, Liu D, Liu Z, Chin DP, Feikin DR (2003) Evaluation of control measures implemented in the severe acute respiratory syndrome outbreak in Beijing, 2003. JAMA 290: 3215–3221PubMedGoogle Scholar
  30. 30.
    Ho AS, Sung JJY, Chan-Yeung M (2003) An outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome among hospital workers in a community hospital in Hong Kong. Ann Int Med 139: 546–567Google Scholar
  31. 31.
    Ho, W (2003) Guideline on management of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Lancet, online publicationGoogle Scholar
  32. 32.
    Wang TL, Jang TN, Huang CH, Kao SJ, Lin CM, Lee FN, Liu CY, Chong CF, Lin CM, Dorji H et al (2004) Establishing a clinical decision rule of severe acute respiratory syndrome at the emergency department. Ann Emerg Med 43: 17–22PubMedGoogle Scholar
  33. 33.
    Chen SY, Su CP, Ma MHM, Chiang WC, Hsu CY, Ko PCI, Tsai KC, Yen Z, Shih FY, Chen SC et al (2004) Predictive model of diagnosing probable cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome in febrile patients with exposure risk. Ann Emerg Med 43: 1–5PubMedGoogle Scholar
  34. 34.
    Puro VN, Magnavita N, Ippolito G (2003) SARS and masks. J Hosp Infect 56: 73–74Google Scholar
  35. 35.
    Wenzel RP, Edmond MB (2003) Managing SARS amidst uncertainty. N Engl J Med 348: 1947–1948PubMedGoogle Scholar
  36. 36.
    Diamond B (2003) SARS spreads new outlook on quarantine models. Nat Med 9: 1441PubMedGoogle Scholar
  37. 37.
    CDC (2003) Efficiency of quarantine during an epidemic of severe acute respiratory syndrome — Beijing, China, 2003. MMWR 52: 1037–1040Google Scholar
  38. 38.
    CDC (2003) Use of quarantine to prevent transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome — Taiwan, 2003. MMWR 52: 680–683Google Scholar
  39. 39.
    Seto WH, Tsang D, Yung RWH, Ching TY, Ng TK, Ho M, Ho LM, Peiris JSM (2003) Effectiveness of precautions against droplets and contact in prevention of nosocomial transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome. Lancet 361: 1519–1520PubMedGoogle Scholar
  40. 40.
    Chow KY, Lee CE, Ling ML, Heng DMK, Yap SG (2004) Outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome in a tertiary hospital in Singapore, linked to an index patient with atypical presentation: epidemiological study. BMJ 328: 195–199PubMedGoogle Scholar
  41. 41.
    Emanuel EJ (2003) The lessons of SARS. Ann Int Med 139: 589–591PubMedGoogle Scholar
  42. 42.
    Hughes J (2003) The SARS response — building and assessing an evidence-based approach to future global microbial threats. JAMA 290: 3251–3253PubMedGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Birkhäuser Verlag Basel/Switzerland 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrea Ammon
    • 1
  1. 1.Department for Infectious Disease EpidemiologyRobert Koch-InstitutBerlinGermany

Personalised recommendations