Environmental and occupational health response to SARS, Taiwan, 2003

Eric J. Esswein, Max Kiefer, Ken Wallingford, Greg Burr, Lukas Jyhun Hsiarn Lee, Jung Der Wang, Shun Chih Wang, Ih Jen Su

研究成果: Review article

12 引文 斯高帕斯(Scopus)


Industrial hygiene specialists from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) visited hospitals and medical centers throughout Taiwan. They assisted with designing and evaluating ventilation modifications for infection control, developed guidelines for converting hospital rooms into SARS patient isolation rooms, prepared designs for the rapid conversion of a vacated military facility into a SARS screening and observation facility, assessed environmental aspects of dedicated SARS hospitals, and worked in concert with the Taiwanese to develop hospital ventilation guidelines. We describe the environmental findings and observations from this response, including the rapid reconfiguration of medical facilities during a national health emergency, and discuss environmental challenges should SARS or a SARS-like virus emerge again.

頁(從 - 到)1187-1194
期刊Emerging infectious diseases
出版狀態Published - 2004 七月


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


Esswein, E. J., Kiefer, M., Wallingford, K., Burr, G., Lee, L. J. H., Wang, J. D., Wang, S. C., & Su, I. J. (2004). Environmental and occupational health response to SARS, Taiwan, 2003. Emerging infectious diseases, 10(7), 1187-1194. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid1007.030728