Seroprevalence of Antibody to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)-- Associated Coronavirus among Health Care Workers in SARS and Non-SARS Medical Wards

Ip, Margaret; Chan, Paul K. S.; Lee, Nelson; Wu, Alan; Ng, Tony K. C.; Chan, Louis; Ng, Albert; Kwan, H. M.; Tsang, Lily; Chu, Ida; Cheung, Jo L. K.; Sung, Joseph J. V.; Tam, John S.
June 2004
Clinical Infectious Diseases;6/15/2004, Vol. 38 Issue 12, p116
Academic Journal
The seroprevalence of antibody to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)-associated coronavirus (SARS-CoV) in cohorts of health care workers (HCWs) with subclinical infection in SARS and non-SARS medical wards was 2.3% (3 of 131 HCWs) and 0% (0 of 192 HCWs), respectively. Rates for clinical SARS-CoV infection among 742 HCWs on these wards were highest among nurses (11.6%) and health care assistants (11.8%), indicating that these occupations are as- sociated with the highest risks for exposure.


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