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Vol 57, No 1-4 (2006)
TROPICAL MEDICINE
Published online: 2010-03-26
Submitted: 2013-02-18
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Reviewing lessons learnet of SARS in Singapore during planning for influenza pandemic

Gregory C. Chan, D. Koh
International Maritime Health 2006;57(1-4):163-176.

open access

Vol 57, No 1-4 (2006)
TROPICAL MEDICINE
Published online: 2010-03-26
Submitted: 2013-02-18

Abstract

There were many lessons learnt in Singapore’s fight against SARS, and they have proven to be all the more important in our preparations for an influenza pandemic. The following lessons are discussed in this paper including: the widespread ramifications among the various sectors in Singapore (individuals, organizations, community and economy), the first principles of outbreak response, need for enhanced infectious disease control measures, high demands on the healthcare system, the role of management policies implementation and dissemination, multidisciplinary involvement, importance of communication, and business continuity planning. Keywords: SARS, lessons, Singapore, business continuity, outbreak response

Abstract

There were many lessons learnt in Singapore’s fight against SARS, and they have proven to be all the more important in our preparations for an influenza pandemic. The following lessons are discussed in this paper including: the widespread ramifications among the various sectors in Singapore (individuals, organizations, community and economy), the first principles of outbreak response, need for enhanced infectious disease control measures, high demands on the healthcare system, the role of management policies implementation and dissemination, multidisciplinary involvement, importance of communication, and business continuity planning. Keywords: SARS, lessons, Singapore, business continuity, outbreak response
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Title

Reviewing lessons learnet of SARS in Singapore during planning for influenza pandemic

Journal

International Maritime Health

Issue

Vol 57, No 1-4 (2006)

Pages

163-176

Published online

2010-03-26

Bibliographic record

International Maritime Health 2006;57(1-4):163-176.

Authors

Gregory C. Chan
D. Koh

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