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Volume 10, Number 2—February 2004
2004 SARS Edition
SARS Transmission

Healthcare Worker Seroconversion in SARS Outbreak

Pierce K. H. Chow*Comments to Author , Eng-Eong Ooi†, Hiang-Khoon Tan*, Kong-Wee Ong*, Bijon Kumar Sil†, Melissa Teo*, Timothy Ng‡, and Khee-Chee Soo*
Author affiliations: *Singapore General Hospital, Singapore; †National Environment Agency, Singapore; ‡Genome Institute of Singapore, Singapore

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Symptoms of SARS-exposed healthcare workers exposed to severe acute respiratory syndromea

Symptoms No. of persons
Upper respiratory tractc
Gastrointestinal tracte
Musculoskeletalf 15

aOf the 887 volunteers, 37 had symptoms that were not sufficient to qualify as having probable severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). None of the 32 had positive chest x-ray signs.
bSystemic symptoms: fever, malaise, lethargy, headache.
cUpper respiratory: symptoms: runny nose, sore throat, sore mouth or gums.
dRespiratory symptoms: cough, breathlessness, chest pain.
eGastrointestinal tract symptoms: vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal colic.
fMusculoskeletal symptoms: muscle ache, joint aches.

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