Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) coronavirus is a serious form of pneumonia, caused by a virus isolated in 2003. Infection with the SARS virus results in acute respiratory distress (severe breathing difficulty) and sometimes death. It is a dramatic example of how quickly world travel can spread a disease. It is also an example of how quickly a networked health system can respond to an emerging threat. This work has recently been displayed at the UN in Geneva for the Conference of Non Proliferation of Biological Weapons!
Editions of this work are in the Cosmo Caixa Museum, Barcelona; Arkansas Arts Center, USA and the Wellcome Collection, London.