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MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2003 May 16;52(19):433-6.

Cluster of severe acute respiratory syndrome cases among protected health-care workers--Toronto, Canada, April 2003.

Abstract

Infections among health-care workers (HCWs) have been a common feature of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) since its emergence. The majority of these infections have occurred in locations where infection-control precautions either had not been instituted or had been instituted but were not followed. Recommended infection-control precautions include the use of negative-pressure isolation rooms where available; N95 or higher level of respiratory protection; gloves, gowns, and eye protection; and careful hand hygiene. This report summarizes a cluster of SARS cases among HCWs in a hospital that occurred despite apparent compliance with recommended infection-control precautions.

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12807083
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