Lack of SARS Transmission and U.S. SARS Case-Patient

Angela J. Peck, E. Claire Newbern, Daniel R. Feikin, Elmira T. Isakbaeva, Benjamin J. Park, Jason T. Fehr, Ashley C. LaMonte, Thong P. Le, Terry L. Burger, Luther V. Rhodes, Andre Weltman, Dean Erdman, Thomas Ksiazek, Jairam R. Lingappa, Marc Alain Widdowson, Nino Khetsuriani, L. Clifford McDonald, Stephan S. Monroe, Suxiang Tong, James A. Comer & 19 others Daniel Jernigan, Matthew J. Kuehnert, Joseph S. Bresee, Sara A. Lowther, Larry J. Anderson, Mary Theresa Temarantz, John P. Bart, William S. Miller, Mary Jo Lampart, Carol Yozviak, Shana Stites, Susan Oliver, Debra Wilson, Carol Guanowsky, Beverly Wasko, Corwin A. Robertson, Dianne Krolikowski, Jeff Bomboy, Reynaldo C. Guerra

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In early April 2003, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) was diagnosed in a Pennsylvania resident after his exposure to persons with SARS in Toronto, Canada. To identify contacts of the case-patient and evaluate the risk for SARS transmission, a detailed epidemiologic investigation was performed. On the basis of this investigation, 26 persons (17 healthcare workers, 4 household contacts, and 5 others) were identified as having had close contact with this case-patient before infection-control practices were implemented. Laboratory evaluation of clinical specimens showed no evidence of transmission of SARS-associated coronavirus (SARS-CoV) infection to any close contact of this patient. This investigation documents that, under certain circumstances, SARS-CoV is not readily transmitted to close contacts, despite ample unprotected exposures. Improving the understanding of risk factors for transmission will help focus public health control measures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)217-224
Number of pages8
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume10
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
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Peck, A. J., Newbern, E. C., Feikin, D. R., Isakbaeva, E. T., Park, B. J., Fehr, J. T., ... Guerra, R. C. (2004). Lack of SARS Transmission and U.S. SARS Case-Patient. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 10(2), 217-224.

Lack of SARS Transmission and U.S. SARS Case-Patient. / Peck, Angela J.; Newbern, E. Claire; Feikin, Daniel R.; Isakbaeva, Elmira T.; Park, Benjamin J.; Fehr, Jason T.; LaMonte, Ashley C.; Le, Thong P.; Burger, Terry L.; Rhodes, Luther V.; Weltman, Andre; Erdman, Dean; Ksiazek, Thomas; Lingappa, Jairam R.; Widdowson, Marc Alain; Khetsuriani, Nino; McDonald, L. Clifford; Monroe, Stephan S.; Tong, Suxiang; Comer, James A.; Jernigan, Daniel; Kuehnert, Matthew J.; Bresee, Joseph S.; Lowther, Sara A.; Anderson, Larry J.; Temarantz, Mary Theresa; Bart, John P.; Miller, William S.; Lampart, Mary Jo; Yozviak, Carol; Stites, Shana; Oliver, Susan; Wilson, Debra; Guanowsky, Carol; Wasko, Beverly; Robertson, Corwin A.; Krolikowski, Dianne; Bomboy, Jeff; Guerra, Reynaldo C.

In: Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vol. 10, No. 2, 02.2004, p. 217-224.

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Peck, AJ, Newbern, EC, Feikin, DR, Isakbaeva, ET, Park, BJ, Fehr, JT, LaMonte, AC, Le, TP, Burger, TL, Rhodes, LV, Weltman, A, Erdman, D, Ksiazek, T, Lingappa, JR, Widdowson, MA, Khetsuriani, N, McDonald, LC, Monroe, SS, Tong, S, Comer, JA, Jernigan, D, Kuehnert, MJ, Bresee, JS, Lowther, SA, Anderson, LJ, Temarantz, MT, Bart, JP, Miller, WS, Lampart, MJ, Yozviak, C, Stites, S, Oliver, S, Wilson, D, Guanowsky, C, Wasko, B, Robertson, CA, Krolikowski, D, Bomboy, J & Guerra, RC 2004, 'Lack of SARS Transmission and U.S. SARS Case-Patient', Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 217-224.
Peck AJ, Newbern EC, Feikin DR, Isakbaeva ET, Park BJ, Fehr JT et al. Lack of SARS Transmission and U.S. SARS Case-Patient. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2004 Feb;10(2):217-224.
Peck, Angela J. ; Newbern, E. Claire ; Feikin, Daniel R. ; Isakbaeva, Elmira T. ; Park, Benjamin J. ; Fehr, Jason T. ; LaMonte, Ashley C. ; Le, Thong P. ; Burger, Terry L. ; Rhodes, Luther V. ; Weltman, Andre ; Erdman, Dean ; Ksiazek, Thomas ; Lingappa, Jairam R. ; Widdowson, Marc Alain ; Khetsuriani, Nino ; McDonald, L. Clifford ; Monroe, Stephan S. ; Tong, Suxiang ; Comer, James A. ; Jernigan, Daniel ; Kuehnert, Matthew J. ; Bresee, Joseph S. ; Lowther, Sara A. ; Anderson, Larry J. ; Temarantz, Mary Theresa ; Bart, John P. ; Miller, William S. ; Lampart, Mary Jo ; Yozviak, Carol ; Stites, Shana ; Oliver, Susan ; Wilson, Debra ; Guanowsky, Carol ; Wasko, Beverly ; Robertson, Corwin A. ; Krolikowski, Dianne ; Bomboy, Jeff ; Guerra, Reynaldo C. / Lack of SARS Transmission and U.S. SARS Case-Patient. In: Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2004 ; Vol. 10, No. 2. pp. 217-224.
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