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Volume 10, Number 5—May 2004

Perspective

SARS in Healthcare Facilities, Toronto and Taiwan

L. Clifford McDonald*Comments to Author , Andrew E. Simor†, Ih-Jen Su‡, Susan Maloney*, Marianna Ofner§, Kow-Tong Chen‡, James F. Lando*, Allison McGeer¶, Min-Ling Lee‡, and Daniel B. Jernigan*
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †Sunnybrook and Women’s College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; ‡Center for Disease Control, Taipei, Taiwan; §Health Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; ¶Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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A, evaluation center for severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in Toronto, demonstrating spatial separation of chairs in waiting area intended to reduce patient-to-patient transmission. B, evaluation center for SARS in Taiwan, demonstrating triage screening of a patient by a healthcare worker wearing personal protective equipment.

Figure 2. A, evaluation center for severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in Toronto, demonstrating spatial separation of chairs in waiting area intended to reduce patient-to-patient transmission. B, evaluation center for SARS in Taiwan, demonstrating triage screening of a patient by a healthcare worker wearing personal protective equipment.

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