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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

These Web sites provide detailed and timely information about SARS. The Centers for Disease Control Web site on SARS (1) is a great place to begin an online exploration of the disease and the current epidemic. Visitors will find general information about SARS, the latest CDC developments on the issue, SARS-related news, and much more. The next site is the World Health Organization's main Web page on SARS, offering similar resources to the CDC site but with a greater focus on disease surveillance and response (2). The journal Science offers a free online collection of recent, SARS-related scholarly articles -- an excellent resource for readers who would like to explore the issue in great depth (3). National Public Radio has compiled its recent coverage of SARS in one convenient online location (4). Transcripts and audio are available for each broadcast. Similarly, the New York Times offers an online Science Special devoted to SARS (5). Free registration is required to access the articles and other features. The following Web site contains an interesting article about SARS from National Geographic News and includes an image of a coronavirus, the type of virus most likely behind the SARS outbreak (6). Visitors will find the latest CNN reports on the epidemic in the next site, which also includes an excellent timeline of the key developments in the SARS outbreak since February 2003 (7). The video segments presented on this page are not available without a paid subscription. And, finally, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace offers a number of articles that offer interesting perspectives on the SARS situation. The Web page listed here (8) features an article originally published in the International Herald Tribune. More articles can be found by entering "SARS" in the Web site's search engine.
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May 30th, 2003
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May 30th, 2003 at 10:09am
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May 30th, 2003 at 10:09am
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