WHEN news broke last September that a novel coronavirus had been discovered, an alert was sent to medical staff all over Singapore to look out for symptoms in patients, especially those who had been to the Middle East.
CARDIOLOGIST Daniel Yeo, 39, feared the worst when, just after he became infected with Sars, his wife also came down with a fever.
ALTHOUGH talking about her late husband's death still brings back painful memories and tears, Associate Professor Koh Woon Puay continues to do so.
ONE of virologist Lynette Oon's most vivid memories of Sars was the sight of "a huge mountain of stool samples" in the laboratory at the peak of the 2003 epidemic.
MATHS teacher Cathy Kong greets life with a sunny ebullience, one that matches her startlingly orange windbreaker.
THEY might have survived fei dian, as Sars is known in Chinese, but the nightmare continues for about 300 former patients based mainly in Beijing.
Ms Andrea Lim was 11 years old when her godmother infected her with severe acute respiratory syndrome, or Sars, 10 years ago.
Singapore has strengthened its defences against infectious diseases since the lethal outbreak of the severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) a decade ago, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Friday.
Tan Tock Seng Hospital, the Sars-designated hospital during the 2003 epidemic, paid tribute to healthcare workers who battled the crisis a decade ago, at a commemoration event on Wednesday.
HONG KONG - Runaway sales of a humble cooking ingredient were the first sign that something was wrong.
The patient was sick with pneumonia, but her doctors at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) somehow had a feeling that it was not the garden variety.