SARS: the Outbreak
The spread of SARS in Hong Kong
This 2003 report visits Hong Kong in a state of lockdown. It retraces the path taken by the SARS coronavirus, from Kowloon's Metropole Hotel to the apartments of the Amoy Gardens living complex.
"One should be extremely careful, as nobody can be certain whether somebody carries the virus", says Prof. Leung, who treated the first SARS patients in Hong Kong's Prince of Wales Hospital. The surrounding streets, normally buzzing, are eerily quiet, with schools closed and inhabitants interned to contain the outbreak. What started with one sick hotel guest has spread to thousands.FULL SYNOPSIS