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Volume 10, Number 7—July 2004

Perspective

Environmental and Occupational Health Response to SARS, Taiwan, 2003

Eric J. Esswein*Comments to Author , Max Kiefer†, Ken Wallingford‡, Greg Burr‡, Lukas Jyhun-Hsiarn Lee§, Jung-Der Wang¶, Shun Chih Wang#, and Ih-Jen Su**
Author affiliations: *National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Denver, Colorado, USA; †NIOSH, Atlanta Field Office, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; ‡NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; §Department of Health, Taipei, Taiwan; ¶National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan; #Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Taipei, Taiwan; and; **Taiwan Center for Disease Control, Taipei, Taiwan

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Table 3

Designated SARS Hospitals, Taiwana

Hospital Hospital type Location Start
2003 Completion
2003 Days No. isolation rooms
DSH-1
Referral
Northern Taiwan
5/8
5/19
11
102 Patient rooms
9 ICU beds
1 Operation room
1 Dialysis room
DSH-2
General care
Northern Taiwan
5/7
5/20
13
92
DSH-3
General care
Northern Taiwan
5/28
6/30
32
77 Patient rooms (119 beds)
DSH-4
Referral
Central Taiwan
5/21
6/6
15
40 Patient rooms
6 ICU beds
DSH-5
General care
Central Taiwan
5/24
6/7
13
42
DSH-6
General care
Southern Taiwan
5/24
6/3
9
53
DSH-7
General care
Southern Taiwan
5/23
6/1
8
83
DSH-8
Referral
Southern Taiwan
5/22
6/4
12
72 Patient rooms
6 ICU beds
1 Operation room
1 Dialysis room
DSH-9
General care
Southern Taiwan
5/23
6/6
13
77
DSH-10
General care
Eastern Taiwan
5/27
6/1
15
28
DSH-11 General care Eastern Taiwan 5/27 6/1 4 32

aSARS, severe acute respiratory syndrome; DSH, dedicated SARS hospitals; ICU, intensive care unit.

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