SARS Transmission and Hospital Containment
Figure 2. Timeline of events in the outbreak of SARS in the three acute hospitals, Singapore March–May 2003. SARS, severe acute respiratory syndrome; TTSH, Tan Tock Seng Hospital; ED, emergency department; PPE, personal protective equipment (defined as a test-fitted N95 mask, gowns, and gloves; goggles if dealing with suspicious cases; powered air purified respirators for high-risk procedures such as intubation); ICU, intensive care unit; high-risk area defined as ED, ICU, isolation wards; SGH, Singapore General Hospital; NUH, National University Hospital; HCW, healthcare worker. Staff found to have a temperature >37.5°C were given medical leave for 3 days with a review on the third day.