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Risk Factors for SARS Transmission from Patients Requiring Intubation: A Multicentre Investigation in Toronto, Canada

  • Janet Raboud,

    Affiliations: Division of Infectious Diseases, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Altynay Shigayeva,

    Affiliation: Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Allison McGeer mail,

    amcgeer@mtsinai.on.ca

    Affiliations: Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Erika Bontovics,

    Affiliation: Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Martin Chapman,

    Affiliations: Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Denise Gravel,

    Affiliation: Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Bonnie Henry,

    Affiliation: British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Stephen Lapinsky,

    Affiliations: Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Mark Loeb,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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  • L. Clifford McDonald,

    Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Marianna Ofner,

    Affiliations: Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Shirley Paton,

    Affiliation: Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Donna Reynolds,

    Affiliation: Durham Region Health Department, Whitby, Ontario, Canada

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  • Damon Scales,

    Affiliations: Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Sandy Shen,

    Affiliation: Division of Infectious Diseases, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Andrew Simor,

    Affiliations: Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Thomas Stewart,

    Affiliations: Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Mary Vearncombe,

    Affiliations: Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Dick Zoutman,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

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  • Karen Green

    Affiliation: Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Published: May 19, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0010717

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