Volume 10, Number 10—October 2004
Laboratory Diagnosis of Four Recent Sporadic Cases of Community-acquired SARS, Guangdong Province, China
|1 (onset 12/16/2003)||6||4||160||+||400||10||25||16||10||20|
|2 (onset 12/26/2003)||6||10||10||<8||40|
|3 (onset 12/30/2003)||8||16|
|4 (onset 1/8/2004)||8||–||10||<25||<10|
aSARS-CoV, severe acute respiratory syndrome–associated coronavirus; EIA, enzyme immunoassay; IFA, immunofluorescence assay; +, positive, –, negative. Where no value appears, the test was not performed.
bNumber of days the specimen was collected after symptom onset.
cSpecimens tested by Government Virus Unit, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Department of Microbiology, Queen Mary Hospital.
dSpecimens tested by Government Virus Unit, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, with a subset tested by Department of Microbiology, Queen Mary Hospital.
1Members of the SARS Diagnosis Working Group: Jicheng Huang, Zhouyue Wan, Kui Zheng, Jie Li, Xiaoling Deng, Limei Diao, Huiqiong Zhou, Ping Huang, Wanli Zhang, Huangying Zheng, Haojie Zhong, Shaoying Xie, Wei Li, Jian Wang, Yiwen Zhong, Jinyan Lin (Center for Disease Control and Prevention of Guangzhou and Center for Disease Control and Prevention of Guangdong Province); Meiying Yan, Hongxia Wang, Wei Li, Enmin Zhang, Qin Hao, Xiaoping Dong, Huijuan Wang, Weimin Zhou, Linglin Zhang, Wen Wang, Yan Zhuang, Jianshi Yu, Quanfu Zhang, Zhen Zhu, Yan Zhang (Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention); Mary Lai and Perrin Choy (Hong Kong Department of Health); L.L.M. Poon and Y Guan (Queen Mary Hospital); Teresa Peret, Kathryn Felton, Shannon Emery, Shur-wern Chern, Byron Cook, Xiaoyan Lu, Azaibi Tamin, Congrong Miao, Mike Dillon (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).