Western Pacific: the battle against SARS in Singapore

13 April 2006

On 12 March 2003, the World Health Organization issued a global alert of an emerging infectious disease characterized by fever and atypical pneumonia. The rapid spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome – or SARS – worldwide resulted in 8439 cases and 809 deaths in 25 countries. This photo essay illustrates how staff at the Tan Tock Seng Hospital in Singapore tackled the emergence of SARS.

Photo essay

The battle against SARS at the Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore