Passing thru wrote:
<< did you all hear the report on Toronto's SARS on the ABC News tonight?? They said 25 % of the cases in Toronto were health care workers ! And, that the health care workers had been gowning, masking, goggles, gloving, the whole 9 yards...Now, being asked to double gown-double glove-wear face shield with mask..... scary for the Toronto folks... >>
This from the Toronto Star:
<< In the current SARS outbreak, 45 per cent of the people who've got the disease are health-care workers, she added. >>
Apr. 21, 2003. 01:00 AM
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Percentage of SARS patients who are HCWs (Health Care Workers):
Mainland China - currently being reported as 23% (456 HCWs/2001 total cases). The accuracy of the Chinese statistics is questionable.
Hong Kong - reported as 24-25%
Toronto - reported as 45% by the Toronto Star, now apparently as 25% by ABC News Tonight.
Singapore - 90% of SARS cases are reported as contracted in the health care setting, but this lumps together HCWs, patients, and visitors. I have not been able to tease out HCW stats separately on Singapore.
U.S. - 3% (CDC)