Volume 10, Number 1—January 2004
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, Beijing, 2003
|Probable||1.1+ 2 + 4, or 1.2+2+4+5, or 1.2+2+3+4|
|Suspected||1.1+2+3 or 1.2+2+4 or 2+3+4|
|Under medical observation||1.2+2+3|
a1. Epidemiologic history: 1.1:Having close contact with a patient, or being a member of infected cluster, or having infected other persons; 1.2: Having visited or resided in cities or areas where SARS cases were reported with secondary transmission during the 2 weeks before onset of disease. 2. Symptoms and signs of febrile respiratory illness. 3. Normal or decreased leukocyte count. 4. Chest x-ray changes. 5. Lack of response to antibiotic treatment.
1The Beijing Joint SARS Expert Group included public health authorities and health care professionals participating in the medical and public health task force constituted in April 2003 to address Beijing’s SARS epidemic.