Volume 10, Number 2—February 2004
2004 SARS Edition
Detection of SARS Coronavirus in Patients with Suspected SARS
|Category||Patients tested||Patients positive (%)|
|Clinical SARS (n = 590)||537||322 (60.0)|
|Suspected SARS (n = 79)||70||1 (1.4)|
|Non-SARS febrile respiratory illnesses (n = 379)||341||2 (0.6)|
|Cohort 1: fecal samples from non-SARS patients with diarrhea||184||1 (0.5)|
|Cohort 2: throat swabs from patients with nonrespiratory illness visiting community physicians.||148||0 (0.0)|
aSARS, severe acute respiratory syndrome; SARS-CoV, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus; RT-PCR, reverse transcriptase–polymerase chain reaction.
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