Progress in global surveillance and response capacity 10 years after Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
Corporate Authors:National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (U.S.)
Series:Emerging Infectious Diseases
Description:Dr. Mike Miller reads an abridged version of the Emerging Infectious Diseases' synopsis, Progress in Global Surveillance and Response Capacity 10 Years after Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome.
Ten years have elapsed since the World Health Organization, the WHO, issued its first global alert for an unexplained illness, which it named severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS. A few days later, the Institute of Medicine, the IOM, released a report, Microbial Threats to Health, which highlighted many of the issues and challenges raised by SARS. This anniversary provides us with an opportunity to reflect on the international response led by WHO to this new global microbial threat, a response that has resulted in control of the pandemic that resulted in greater than 8,000 cases and nearly 800 deaths in more than 30 countries and had a large economic impact.
I’m Dr. Mike Miller for Emerging Infectious Diseases, and I’ve been reading an abridged version of Progress in Global Surveillance and Response Capacity 10 Years After Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome.
Braden CR, Dowell SF, Jernigan DB, Hughes JM. Progress in global surveillance and response capacity 10 years after severe acute respiratory syndrome. Emerg Infect Dis. 2013 Jun;19(6):864-9. doi: 10.3201/eid1906.130192 PMID: 23731871 PMC3713843
Created: 4/10/2013 by National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID).
Date Released: 4/11/2013. Series Name: Emerging Infectious Diseases.
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