Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, April 20th, 2004
According to a study from the United States, "To better assess the risk for transmission of the severe acute respiratory syndrome-associated coronavirus (SARS-CoV), we obtained serial specimens and clinical and exposure data from seven confirmed U.S. SARS patients and their 10 household contacts."
"SARS-CoV was detected in a day-14 sputum specimen from one case-patient and in five stool specimens from two case-patients," reported Elmira T. Isakbaeva at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and fellow members of the SARS Investigation Group. "In one case-patient, SARS-CoV persisted in stool for...
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