Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS Virus) - VADS CORNER
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Last Updated 13 June 2003
Latest News Updates on SARS
|Case Definition of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)|
H1N1 Influenza A Swine Flu - For more information
Organisation with information
- Updated Interim U.S. Case Definition of SARS 20 May 2003
- Telebriefing- Update on SARS 22 May 2003
- CDC Updates Interim U.S. Surveillance Case Definition for SARS 1 May 2003
- Updated Interim Surveillance Case Definition for SARS - US., Apr 29, 2003
- Interim Definitions and Criteria- Travel Alerts vs. Travel Advisories 30 April 2003
- Telebriefing- Response to Reports of SARS 25 April 2003
- CDC Telebriefing- SARS 17 April 2003
- CDC Lab Sequences Genome of New Coronavirus 14 April 2003
- Update on SARS14 April 2003
- Webcast- Preventing the Spread of SARS (April 7, 2003)
- Apr 4 Broadcast- Preventing Spread of SARS
- Statement by HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson Regarding Executive Order on Quarantinable Diseases (4 April 2003)
- Advice for Travelers about SARS (April 3, 2003)
- SARS Update (March 29, 2003)
- Update on SARS Investigation (March 24, 2003)
- Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Interim Case Definition (March 17, 2003, 5:00 PM EST)
- Warden Notice- Guidance about Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome for Americans Living Abroad (March 17, 2003, 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time)Outbreak information and recommendations
- Telebriefing Transcript- CDC's Response to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (March 17, 2003)
Telebriefing & press conference with Tommy Thompson, Secretary of the Department of Health & Human Services, & Julie Gerberding, Director of CDC
- Press Release- CDC Issues Health Alert Notice for Travelers to USA from Hong Kong, Guangdong Province and Hanoi(March 17, 2003)
CDC is distributing information cards in U.S. airports to travelers arriving from Hong Kong & Guangdong Province in China, & from Hanoi, Vietnam, warning that they may have been exposed
- Press Release: CDC issues health alert about atypical pneumonia (March 15, 2003)
In response to reports of increasing numbers of cases of an atypical pneumonia that WHO has called severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), CDC has announced several steps to alert U.S. health authorities at local & state levels...
- Media Advisory: CDC's Response to Atypical Pneumonia in Southeast Asia and Canada (March 15, 2003)
Transcript from telebriefing
- Health Alert Notice (March 15, 2003)
For international travelers arriving in or returning to the USA from Hong Kong & Guandong Province in the People's Republic of China & from Hanoi, Vietnam.
- Interim Travel Advisory: Acute respiratory syndrome, multi-country outbreak (March 15, 2003)
Persons planning elective or nonessential travel to areas affected by the outbreak may wish to postpone their trips until further notice.
- Travelers' Health Notice: Acute respiratory syndrome, Hong Kong SAR, Viet Nam, China (March 13, 2003)
Information on reports of outbreaks of a severe form of pneumonia in Hong Kong, Vietnam, & Guangdong, a province in southern China.
Clinical/ Epidemiology Information
Pathology and Laboratory
Other SARS Resources
Paramyxovirus - For more information
Influenza - For more information and links related to influenza
H5N1 Avian Influenza - Bird Flu - For more information.
Hong Kong Coverage- SARS
CHINA Coverage- SARS
Singapore Coverage -SARS
Canada Coverage - SARS
Australia Coverage - SARS
French Coverage - SARS
UK Coverage - SARS
Eurosurveillance - SARS
Taiwan - SARS
Malaysia - SARS
New Zealand Coverage - SARS
Other additional information
News Online : Read the following newspapers for updates.
Worldwide Outbreak Resources
MEDLINE abstracts (NLM PubMed)
Source: National Center For National Biotechnology Information(NCBI). When you read the MEDLINE (NLM PubMed) abstract click on Links: Related Articles.
- A Cluster of Cases of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome in Hong Kong.N Engl J Med. 2003 Apr 1 [epub ahead of print] Tsang KW, Ho PL, Ooi GC, Yee WK, Wang T; et al. [Medline]
- Identification of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome in Canada.N Engl J Med. 2003 Mar 31 [epub ahead of print] Poutanen SM, Low DE, Henry B, Finkelstein S, Rose D; et al. [Medline]
- Case Clusters of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. N Engl J Med. 2003 Apr 1 [epub ahead of print] Drazen JM. [Medline]
- Pneumonia causes panic in Guangdong province. BMJ. 2003 Feb 22;326(7386):416. No abstract available. Rosling L, Rosling M. [Medline]
Communicable Disease Control, Surveillance and Other Resources
National Electronic Telecommunications System for Surveillance (NETSS) a surveillance system used by CDC.
Interstate Shipment of Etiologic Agents from CDC.
Medline Search Sites, Medical Journals Site and Search Engines
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