Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome: Lessons from Singapore

Singh, Kamaljit; Li-Yang Hsu; Villacian, Jorge S.; Habib, Abdulrazaq; Fisher, Dale; Tambyah, Paul A.
October 2003
Emerging Infectious Diseases;Oct2003, Vol. 9 Issue 10, p1294
Academic Journal
An outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) occurred in Singapore in March 2003. To illustrate the problems in diagnosing and containing SARS in the hospital, we describe a case series and highlight changes in triage and infection control practices that have resulted. By implementing these changes, we have stopped the nosocomial transmission of the virus.


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