Skip directly to local search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to site content Skip directly to page options
CDC Home

Volume 10, Number 3—March 2004

Perspective

SARS Transmission and Hospital Containment

Gowri Gopalakrishna*, Philip Choo†, Yee Sin Leo†, Boon Keng Tay‡, Yean Teng Lim§, Ali S. Khan¶1, and Chorh Chuan Tan*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Ministry of Health, Singapore; †Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore; ‡Singapore General Hospital, Singapore; §National University Hospital, Singapore; ¶Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; 1Short-term consultant, Global Outbreak and Alert Response Network (GOARN), World Health Organization

Main Article

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

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.

Main Article

Top of Page

 

Past Issues

Select a Past Issue:

Art in Science - Selections from Emerging Infectious Diseases
Now available for order



CDC 24/7 – Saving Lives, Protecting People, Saving Money. Learn More About How CDC Works For You…

USA.gov: The U.S. Government's Official Web PortalDepartment of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   1600 Clifton Rd. Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) TTY: (888) 232-6348 - Contact CDC–INFO