Volume 10, Number 2—February 2004
2004 SARS Edition
Detection of SARS Coronavirus in Patients with Suspected SARS
|Clinical category||No. of patients||Paired sera available for study||No (%) of patients with 4-fold rise in antibody titer to SARS-CoV|
|Clinical SARS||590||417||384 (92.1)|
|Suspected SARS||79||11||1 (9.1)|
|Not SARS||379||25||2 (8.0)|
aSARS, severe acute respiratory syndrome; SARS-CoV, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus.
bAn additional 47 convalescent-phase sera were subsequently tested without any further evidence of antibody to SARS-CoV.