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Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a viral respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus, called SARS-associated coronavirus (SARS-CoV). SARS was first reported in Asia in February 2003. Over the next few months, the illness spread to more than two dozen countries in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia before the SARS global outbreak of 2003 was contained.
GeneCapture developing new device with one-hour pathogen testing capabilities

GeneCapture developing new device with one-hour pathogen testing capabilities

U.S., Chinese researchers developing vaccine for H7N9 avian flu virus; Some question speed of case reporting

U.S., Chinese researchers developing vaccine for H7N9 avian flu virus; Some question speed of case reporting

WHO reports 9th death from new SARS-like virus

WHO reports 9th death from new SARS-like virus

Immunotherapy could be answer to treating novel coronavirus

Immunotherapy could be answer to treating novel coronavirus

WHO assists Middle East authorities with coronavirus investigation

WHO assists Middle East authorities with coronavirus investigation

UC Davis professor monitors world's hot spots for signs of emerging diseases

UC Davis professor monitors world's hot spots for signs of emerging diseases

“Contagion” movie entirely plausible

“Contagion” movie entirely plausible

New ‘cure-all’ antiviral method discovered

New ‘cure-all’ antiviral method discovered

Speed and efficiency of response to outbreaks are key to tackling epidemics

Speed and efficiency of response to outbreaks are key to tackling epidemics

Australian epidemics research programme to be disbanded

Australian epidemics research programme to be disbanded

Experts develop tools to educate people about health risks associated with global travel

Experts develop tools to educate people about health risks associated with global travel

University of Sydney hosts emerging infectious diseases and biosecurity conference

University of Sydney hosts emerging infectious diseases and biosecurity conference

New Supramap web-based application to track and stop disease outbreaks

New Supramap web-based application to track and stop disease outbreaks

H1N1 can spread during commercial flights; avoid economy and fly first class, UCLA researchers say

H1N1 can spread during commercial flights; avoid economy and fly first class, UCLA researchers say

Wildlife Conservation Society to monitor diseases for preventing global pandemic

Wildlife Conservation Society to monitor diseases for preventing global pandemic

UC Davis' international effort to prevent new pandemics

UC Davis' international effort to prevent new pandemics

Emerging Pandemic Threats program to combat newly emerging diseases of animal origin

Emerging Pandemic Threats program to combat newly emerging diseases of animal origin

New center to study mathematical modeling of drug resistance and internention to be established at HSPH

New center to study mathematical modeling of drug resistance and internention to be established at HSPH

Preventing spread of infectious diseases is everyone’s responsibility – and everyone’s job

Preventing spread of infectious diseases is everyone’s responsibility – and everyone’s job

Declaration of H1N1 pandemic to accelerate H1N1 vaccine production

Declaration of H1N1 pandemic to accelerate H1N1 vaccine production