[Source: Clinical Infectious Diseases, full page: (LINK). Abstract, edited.]
SARS beyond Amoy Gardens – Completing the Incomplete Legacy
Ignatius Tak-Sun Yu*, Hong Qiu, Lap Ah Tse, and Tze Wai Wong
Author Affiliations: From the Division of Occupational and Environmental Health, JC School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
*Correspondence: Ignatius TS Yu, Address: 4/F School of Public Health, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong SAR, China. Phone: 852-2252 8773; Fax: 852-2606 3500; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Clin Infect Dis. (2013) / doi: 10.1093/cid/cit797 / First published online: December 6, 2013
The temporal and spatial distributions of the 2003 SARS outbreak in Amoy Gardens of Hong Kong was re-examined using all confirm cases. The outbreak actually extended to nearby residential complexes. Airborne spread was the most likely explanation and the SARS-conronavirus could have spread over a distance of 200 meters.
Received September 19, 2013. Accepted November 24, 2013