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Travel Med Infect Dis. 2011 May;9(3):109-12. doi: 10.1016/j.tmaid.2010.10.007. Epub 2010 Nov 19.

SARS--my personal battle.

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  • 1Department of Infectious Diseases, Singapore General Hospital, Outram Road, Singapore.


It isn't every day that a doctor becomes a patient. It is more peculiar when it occurs with an unknown mysterious epidemic respiratory illness that kills. Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) gripped the world in 2003, spreading via air-links and throwing the global economy into disarray. As a practicing physician in Singapore, one of the first countries affected, I describe my first-hand account of my battle with this illness, how I acquired this illness in Singapore, and eventually quarantine in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

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