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SARS 10 Years Later

Ten years have elapsed since the World Health Organization issued its first global alert for an unexplained illness, which it named severe acute respiratory syndrome -- SARS.  A few days later, the Institute of Medicine, released a report that highlighted many of the issues and challenges raised by SARS. This 10–year anniversary provides an opportunity to reflect on the international response to this new global microbial threat, a response that resulted in control of the pandemic that resulted in greater than 8,000 cases and nearly 800 deaths in more than 30 countries..

Click on the links below to learn more about this important event and its global impact.

Synopsis

Progress in Global Surveillance and Response Capacity 10 Years after Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome

Perspective

Public Health Lessons from Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome a Decade Later

Prospects for Emerging Infections in East and Southeast Asia 10 Years after Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome

Dispatch

Novel SARS-like Betacoronaviruses in Bats, China, 2011

Podcast

Progress in Global Surveillance and Response Capacity 10 Years After Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome

Other Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Emerging Infectious Diseases journal special SARS issue March 2004

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