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Clinical description of a completed outbreak of SARS in Vietnam, February-May 2003

Vu, Hoang; Leitmeyer, Katrin; Le, Dang; Miller, Megge; Mguyen, Quang; Uyeki, Timothy; Reynolds, Mary G; Aagesen, Jesper; Nicholson, K G; Vu, Quang; Bach, Huy; Plant, Aileen

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We investigated the clinical manifestations and course of all probable severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) patients in the Vietnam outbreak. Probable SARS cases were defined by using the revised World Health Organization criteria. We systematically reviewed medical records and undertook descriptive statistical analyses. All 62 patients were hospitalized. On admission, the most prominent symptoms were malaise (82.3%) and fever (79.0%). Cough, chest pain, and shortness of breath were present...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/76963
Source: Emerging Infectious Diseases

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