Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in Singapore: clinical features of index patient and initial contacts

Emerg Infect Dis. 2003 Jun;9(6):713-7. doi: 10.3201/eid0906.030264.

Abstract

Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is an emerging viral infectious disease. One of the largest outbreaks of SARS to date began in Singapore in March 2003. We describe the clinical, laboratory, and radiologic features of the index patient and the patient's initial contacts affected with probable SARS.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Communicable Diseases, Emerging / epidemiology
  • Communicable Diseases, Emerging / prevention & control
  • Cough / diagnosis
  • Cross Infection / epidemiology
  • Cross Infection / prevention & control
  • Female
  • Fever / diagnosis
  • Humans
  • Radiography
  • SARS Virus / isolation & purification
  • Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome / diagnosis*
  • Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome / diagnostic imaging
  • Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome / epidemiology
  • Singapore / epidemiology
  • Treatment Outcome