This editorial focuses on the postive effects that the use of portable isolation units (PIU) had in Taiwan during the SARS crisis. Description of the crisis and how the PIUs were used are provided and conclusions of the editorial cite that PIUs "...enabled the safe transport of SARS patients between hospitals by air and road and decreased the risk of cross-infecting transport personnel. The anxiety of transport personnel was decreased, as was the fear felt by the population of the outer islands. In addition, the credibility of the local health authorities was improved among the general population in Taiwan."
Center for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov/
Emerging Infectious Diseases (July 2004), v.10 no.7