Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, March 29th, 2005
According to a study from the University of Hong Kong, China, "The recent outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) was spread by international air travel, a direct result of globalization.
"The disease is caused by a novel coronavirus, transmitted from human to human by droplets or by direct contact. Healthcare workers (HCWs) were at high risk and accounted for a fifth of all cases globally."
"Risk factors for infection in HCWs included lack of awareness and preparedness when the disease first struck, poor institutional infection control...
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