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[Analysis on the epidemiological features and the transmission of an imported severe acute respiratory syndrome case in Beijing].
Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue Za Zhi. 2003 Jul; 24(7):557-60.ZL

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To explore the characteristics of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) transmission in the population base on analyzing the first imported case and the chains of transmission.

METHODS

For the first imported SARS case and cases who were transmitted by the index case, epidemiological investigations were conducted using the guidelines for surveillance and case investigation issued by the Ministry of Health. Data as the date of onset of symptoms, date of hospitalization, contact history etc. for each of the cases and their close contacts were collected and analyzed.

RESULTS

The first imported SARS case introduced to Beijing had infected 9 people within the family and at the hospital, with two of whom died of the same disease. The incubation period for that index case was 4 days, and that for the cases considered to be the secondary and tertiary generations were 7 and 8 days, respectively. The shorter the incubation period, the longer the fever would last and clinically more severe.

CONCLUSION

One of the epidemiological characteristics of SARS in Beijing was noticed that the disease clustered in families and hospitals. Infection through droplets and close contact has been viewed as the primary mode of transmission.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Beijing Municipal Center for Diseases Control and Prevention, Beijing 100013, China.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
English Abstract
Journal Article

Language

chi

PubMed ID

12975007

Citation

He, Xiong, et al. "[Analysis On the Epidemiological Features and the Transmission of an Imported Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Case in Beijing]." Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue Za Zhi = Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi, vol. 24, no. 7, 2003, pp. 557-60.
He X, Shen Z, Ning F, et al. [Analysis on the epidemiological features and the transmission of an imported severe acute respiratory syndrome case in Beijing]. Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue Za Zhi. 2003;24(7):557-60.
He, X., Shen, Z., Ning, F., Ding, L. X., Teng, R. M., Lin, C. Y., Huang, R. G., Li, X. M., & Liu, Z. J. (2003). [Analysis on the epidemiological features and the transmission of an imported severe acute respiratory syndrome case in Beijing]. Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue Za Zhi = Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi, 24(7), 557-60.
He X, et al. [Analysis On the Epidemiological Features and the Transmission of an Imported Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Case in Beijing]. Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue Za Zhi. 2003;24(7):557-60. PubMed PMID: 12975007.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Analysis on the epidemiological features and the transmission of an imported severe acute respiratory syndrome case in Beijing]. AU - He,Xiong, AU - Shen,Zhuang, AU - Ning,Fang, AU - Ding,Li-xin, AU - Teng,Ren-ming, AU - Lin,Chang-ying, AU - Huang,Ruo-gang, AU - Li,Xiao-mei, AU - Liu,Ze-jun, PY - 2003/9/17/pubmed PY - 2004/12/16/medline PY - 2003/9/17/entrez SP - 557 EP - 60 JF - Zhonghua liu xing bing xue za zhi = Zhonghua liuxingbingxue zazhi JO - Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue Za Zhi VL - 24 IS - 7 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To explore the characteristics of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) transmission in the population base on analyzing the first imported case and the chains of transmission. METHODS: For the first imported SARS case and cases who were transmitted by the index case, epidemiological investigations were conducted using the guidelines for surveillance and case investigation issued by the Ministry of Health. Data as the date of onset of symptoms, date of hospitalization, contact history etc. for each of the cases and their close contacts were collected and analyzed. RESULTS: The first imported SARS case introduced to Beijing had infected 9 people within the family and at the hospital, with two of whom died of the same disease. The incubation period for that index case was 4 days, and that for the cases considered to be the secondary and tertiary generations were 7 and 8 days, respectively. The shorter the incubation period, the longer the fever would last and clinically more severe. CONCLUSION: One of the epidemiological characteristics of SARS in Beijing was noticed that the disease clustered in families and hospitals. Infection through droplets and close contact has been viewed as the primary mode of transmission. SN - 0254-6450 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12975007/[Analysis_on_the_epidemiological_features_and_the_transmission_of_an_imported_severe_acute_respiratory_syndrome_case_in_Beijing]_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -