• Vol. 32 No. 5, 573–575
  • 15 September 2003

The Role of Influenza Vaccine in Healthcare Workers in the Era of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome



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The new coronavirus responsible for severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) found its first victims in healthcare workers with attack rates of more than 50% before infection control measures were instituted; and this led to the near collapse of healthcare systems in some of the affected countries. In Singapore, healthcare workers accounted for 40% of the total number of SARS patients.

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