With its bustling streets, shops and busy restaurants, little suggests that ten years ago Amoy Gardens was on the front line of Hong Kong's battle with a virus that caused a global health crisis.
This file photo shows residents at Amoy Gardens housing estate in Hong Kong, pictured on February 28, 2013. The private housing estate was the hardest hit neighbourhood in 2003 when the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) killed 299 people in the southern Chinese city -- 42 deaths from Amoy Gardens alone -- and infected 1,755 people.
The estate became a beleaguered symbol of the city's struggle to contain an outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), named and declared a "worldwide health threat" by the World Health Organization on March 15, 2003.
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