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During the development of this website we received an e-mail from Christine Gaspar, a nurse from the North York hospital in Toronto. She advised us to consider the human factor and not only caring about the facts of SARS. Therefore we have added this Impact section.

We hope that you, by reading this section, will get a better understanding of the impact of SARS to the world.

Content Outline

All content of this section is listed below.

Impact of SARS

  • SARS Essay
    SARS. Some tremble when they hear of the name while others count how lucky they were to escape of contracting the deadly virus. This article talks about measures at schools in Singapore, air travel, prevention and more.

Case Studies

  • Amoy Gardens Outbreak
    Towards the end of March 2003, an outbreak of SARS occurred among residents of Amoy Gardens (Hong Kong), resulting in 321 SARS cases. In this case study, we will look at how SARS managed to infect so many people in just one place, and how this could have been prevented.

  • Lab Incidents
    In this case study, we will take a look at the two lab incidents involving SARS which happened in 2003. We will do compare and contrast, and find out what steps can be taken to prevent such cases from happening again in the future.

Pioneers & Heroes

  • Dr. Carlo Urbani
    Dr. Carlo Urbani is perhaps one of the most recognized heroes of the SARS outbreak. His friends and colleagues will most likely remember him as the person who first detected SARS.

  • Dr. Guan Yi
    Article about Dr. Guan Yi, a virologist and avian flu expert who discovered that civet cats carry a virus which is very similar to the coronavirus that causes SARS.

Fast Figures

  • Fast Figures
    Some interesting figures on the SARS outbreak to spice up your day.


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