Skip directly to site content Skip directly to page options Skip directly to A-Z link Skip directly to A-Z link Skip directly to A-Z link
Volume 11, Number 1—January 2005

Anti–SARS-CoV Immunoglobulin G in Healthcare Workers, Guangzhou, China

Wei-Qing Chen*Comments to Author , Ci-Yong Lu*, Tze-wai Wong†, Wen-Hua Ling*, Zhong-Ning Lin*, Yuan-Tao Hao*, Qing Liu*, Ji-Qian Fang*, Yun He*, Fu-Tian Luo*, Jin Jing*, Li Ling*, Xiang Ma*, Yi-Min Liu*, Gui-Hua Chen*, Jian Huang*, Yuan-Sen Jiang*, Wen-Qi Jiang*, He-Qun Zou*, and Guang-Mei Yan*
Author affiliations: *Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, People’s Republic of China; †Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People’s Republic of China

Main Article

Table 2

Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)-related information in the 5 affiliated hospitals

SARS-related information First 
Hospital Second Affiliated Hospital Third 
Hospital Affiliated Cancer Hospital Fifth
Affiliated Hospital
In SARS-epidemic area? Yes Yes Yes Yes No
No. healthcare workers exposed to SARS* 548 421 425 0 0
No. healthcare workers surveyed 389 361 397 371 338
No. days when SARS patients were in the hospital 120 110 102 0 0
No. probable SARS patients cared for 122 150 31 0 0
No. suspected SARS patients cared for 102 50 30 3 0
No. SARS patients who required tracheal intubation 10 0 1 0 0
No. SARS patients who required tracheotomy 0 1 2 0 0
Cared for the index patient?† No Yes Yes 0 0
No. healthcare workers who had SARS‡ in SARS wards 0 80 20 0 0
No. healthcare workers who had from SARS in 
non-SARS wards 3 10 2 0 0

*This refers to healthcare workers caring for SARS patients and laboratory personnel handling specimens from SARS patients.
†The index patient was identified as a superspreader who subsequently infected >100 persons (both healthcare workers and other patients and family members in the Second Hospital and Third Hospital).
‡According to the clinical and epidemiologic case definition.

Main Article

Page created: April 14, 2011
Page updated: April 14, 2011
Page reviewed: April 14, 2011
The conclusions, findings, and opinions expressed by authors contributing to this journal do not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Public Health Service, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the authors' affiliated institutions. Use of trade names is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by any of the groups named above.