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Coordinated Response to SARS, Vancouver, Canada

By Danuta M. Skowronski, Martin Petric, Patricia Daly, Robert A. Parker, Elizabeth Bryce, Patrick W. Doyle, Michael A. Noble, Diane L. Roscoe, Joan Tomblin, Tung C. Yang, Mel Krajden, David M. Patrick, Babak Pourbohloul, Swee Han Goh, William R. Bowie, Tim F. Booth, S. Aleina Tweed, Thomas L. Perry, Allison McGeer and Robert C. Brunham

Abstract

Two Canadian urban areas received travelers with severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) before the World Health Organization issued its alert. By July 2003, Vancouver had identified 5 cases (4 imported); Toronto reported 247 cases (3 imported) and 43 deaths. Baseline preparedness for pandemic threats may account for the absence of sustained transmission and fewer cases of SARS in Vancouver

Topics: Dispatch
Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:3291383
Provided by: PubMed Central

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