SARS in the SAR: report on the experience of a Hong Kong academic library at the centre of a medical emergency

Colin STOREY, Mei Chun Louisa LAM

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

Abstract

In March 2003, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HK-SAR) of the People's Republic of China was hit by an outbreak of a new virulent disease, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome - Sars. The first index case of the disease occurred in the Prince of Wales Hospital, the teaching hospital of the Medical Faculty of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), which is a few miles away from the main university campus. Six floors below Ward 8A of the Clinical Sciences building of the hospital, where the disease overran both patients and attending medical staff and students, is the CUHK University Library System medical branch library.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-39
JournalLibrary + Information Update
Volume3
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes

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