[SARS and occupational risk].

Giornale italiano di medicina del lavoro ed ergonomia

PubMedID: 14979174

Signorini S, Vonesch N, Di Renzi S, Tomao P, Pera A, Palmi S. [SARS and occupational risk]. G Ital Med Lav Ergon. 2004;25 Suppl(3):254-5.
SARS is an infectious disease caused by a previously unrecognized human coronavirus, called SARS-associated coronavirus (SARS-CoV). Current information indicates that most transmission is via respiratory droplets coming from a person who is symptomatic with SARS ("close contact"). The aim of our study is to evidence the critical role of the family physician, the first health-care worker who cares with suspected/probable SARS patients, underlying the importance of the correct use and management of the personal protective equipment.