Hong Kong Med J 2009;15(Suppl 8):S29-33
Super-spreading events of SARS in a hospital setting: who, when, and why?
JJY Sung, I Yu, NS Zhong, K Tsoi
Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
1. Factors related to the ward environment/administration were important in nosocomial outbreaks of SARS.
2. With the current threat of avian influenza and other respiratory infections such as tuberculosis, hospital wards have to be re-designed and the daily operation reviewed to minimise environmental factors associated with nosocomial infections.