Body Temperature Monitoring and SARS Fever Hotline, Taiwan

S. Cornelia Kaydos-Daniels*, Babatunde Olowokure, Hong Jen Chang, Rachel S. Barwick, Jou Fang Deng, Ming Liang Lee, Steve Hsu Sung Kuo, Ih Jen Su, Kow Tong Chen, Susan A. Maloney, Peter B. Bloland, Stephanie H. Factor, Alexandre Macedo De Oliveira, Melissa A. Marx, Sarah Y. Park, John T. Watson, Susan Wang, David Wong, William Wong, Kande Bure O.Bai KamaraHoward Sobel

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    In Taiwan, a temperature-monitoring campaign and hotline for severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) fever were implemented in June 2003. Among 1,966 calls, fever was recorded in 19% (n = 378); 18 persons at high risk for SARS were identified. In a cross-sectional telephone survey, 95% (n = 1,060) of households knew about the campaign and 7 households reported fever.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)373-376
    Number of pages4
    JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2004


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