ID 44166
Title Transcription
SARS ノ キソ ト リンショウ : インナイ カンセン タイサク オ チュウシン ニ
Title Alternative
Basic and clinical aspects of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) : infection control in Tokushima University Hospital
Author
Nishioka, Yasuhiko Department of Internal Medicine and Molecular Therapeutics, Institute of Health Biosciences, The University of Tokushima Graduate School Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Azuma, Momoyo Department of Internal Medicine and Molecular Therapeutics, Institute of Health Biosciences, The University of Tokushima Graduate School Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Sone, Saburo Department of Internal Medicine and Molecular Therapeutics, Institute of Health Biosciences, The University of Tokushima Graduate School Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Keywords
SARS
coronavirus
PPE
infection control
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
The outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) affected more than 8000 patients and caused 774 deaths in the world. A novel coronavirus was identified as the causative agent and named as SARS-coronavirus. Infected persons initially show the full-like symptoms such as fever, chill, myalgia and malaise, and subsequently respiratory symptoms including cough and dyspnea occur. In some patients, a watery diarrhea also appears. About 10 to 20% of patients requires the admission and mechanical ventilation. The mortality rate was as high as 10%. On the other hand, nasocomial transmission was a prominent feature of SARS. Transmission of SARS mainly occures through large droplets and direct contact. However, the evidence for airbone transmission in SARS was also reported. To prevent nasocomial transmission, a proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE) including N95 respirator, gloves, gown and face shield in addition to standard precaution. Here we review basic and clinical aspects of SARS, and present SARS infection control in Tokushima University Hospital.
Journal Title
四国医学雑誌
ISSN
00373699
NCID
AN00102041
Publisher
徳島医学会
Volume
60
Issue
5-6
Start Page
112
End Page
117
Sort Key
112
Published Date
2004-12-20
Remark
EDB ID
FullText File
language
jpn
departments
Medical Sciences
University Hospital