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The severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak in Vietnam was amplified by nosocomial spread within hospital A, but no transmission was reported in hospital B, the second of two designated SARS hospitals. Our study documents lack of SARS-associated coronavirus transmission to hospital B workers, despite variable infection control measures and the use of personal protective equipment.

Original publication

DOI

10.3201/eid1002.030707

Type

Journal article

Journal

Emerg Infect Dis

Publication Date

02/2004

Volume

10

Pages

265 - 268

Keywords

Disease Outbreaks, Hospitals, Public, Humans, Infectious Disease Transmission, Patient-to-Professional, Masks, Occupational Diseases, Personnel, Hospital, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, Vietnam