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Volume 9, Number 11—November 2003

Dispatch

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome–associated Coronavirus Infection

Paul K.S. Chan*Comments to Author , Margaret Ip*, KC Ng*, Rickjason C. W. Chan*Comments to Author , Alan Wu*, Nelson Lee*, Timothy H. Rainer*, Gavin M. Joynt*, Joseph J. Y. Sung*, and John S. Tam*
Author affiliations: *The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong

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Table

Symptoms reported by healthcare workers without SARS-CoV infectiona

Symptomb No. (%) of healthcare workers
N = 353
Headache
194 (55.0)
Sore throat
174 (49.3)
Cough
140 (39.7)
Coryza
139 (39.4)
Sputum
87 (24.6)
Myalgia
83 (23.5)
Diarrhea
80 (22.7)
Dizziness
75 (21.2)
Chills/rigors
69 (19.5)
Fever 68 (19.3)

aSARS-CoV, severe acute respiratory syndrome–associated coronavirus.
bAll symptoms reported were mild, self-limiting, and lasted for 1 to 2 days.

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