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Volume 11, Number 1—January 2005

Research

Anti–SARS-CoV Immunoglobulin G in Healthcare Workers, Guangzhou, China

Wei-Qing Chen*Comments to Author , Ci-Yong Lu*, Tze-wai Wong†, Wen-Hua Ling*, Zhong-Ning Lin*, Yuan-Tao Hao*, Qing Liu*, Ji-Qian Fang*, Yun He*, Fu-Tian Luo*, Jin Jing*, Li Ling*, Xiang Ma*, Yi-Min Liu*, Gui-Hua Chen*, Jian Huang*, Yuan-Sen Jiang*, Wen-Qi Jiang*, He-Qun Zou*, and Guang-Mei Yan*
Author affiliations: *Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, People’s Republic of China; †Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People’s Republic of China

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Table 2

Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)-related information in the 5 affiliated hospitals

SARS-related information First 
Affiliated 
Hospital Second Affiliated Hospital Third 
Affiliated 
Hospital Affiliated Cancer Hospital Fifth
Affiliated Hospital
In SARS-epidemic area? Yes Yes Yes Yes No
No. healthcare workers exposed to SARS* 548 421 425 0 0
No. healthcare workers surveyed 389 361 397 371 338
No. days when SARS patients were in the hospital 120 110 102 0 0
No. probable SARS patients cared for 122 150 31 0 0
No. suspected SARS patients cared for 102 50 30 3 0
No. SARS patients who required tracheal intubation 10 0 1 0 0
No. SARS patients who required tracheotomy 0 1 2 0 0
Cared for the index patient?† No Yes Yes 0 0
No. healthcare workers who had SARS‡ in SARS wards 0 80 20 0 0
No. healthcare workers who had from SARS in 
non-SARS wards 3 10 2 0 0

*This refers to healthcare workers caring for SARS patients and laboratory personnel handling specimens from SARS patients.
†The index patient was identified as a superspreader who subsequently infected >100 persons (both healthcare workers and other patients and family members in the Second Hospital and Third Hospital).
‡According to the clinical and epidemiologic case definition.

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