Canada's approach to public health must be reinvented: SARS report
- Anatomy of the Epidemiological Literature on the 2003 SARS Outbreaks in Hog Kong and Toronto: A Time-Stratified Review. Weijia Xing; Hejblum, Gilles; Leung, Gabriel M.; Valleron, Alain-Jacques // PLoS Medicine;May2010, Vol. 7 Issue 5, p1
Background: Outbreaks of emerging infectious diseases, especially those of a global nature, require rapid epidemiological analysis and information dissemination. The final products of those activities usually comprise internal memoranda and briefs within public health authorities and original...
- Prairie dogs and mosquito bogs. Dobbs, Lou // Caribbean Business;7/10/2003, Vol. 31 Issue 27, p26
Focuses on the economic impact of emerging diseases that threatens public health. Global cost of severe acute respiratory syndrome or SARS; Reason why SARS virus spread so quickly; Shortage of disease researchers who have the scientific and medical background.
- NLC delegation learns lessons in Toronto. Conradi, Melissa // Governing;Aug2003, Vol. 16 Issue 11, p52
Focuses on a visit made by the National League of Cities in Toronto, Ontario, to learn how the city was responding to severe acute respiratory syndrome epidemic. Members of the group; Initiatives taken by the city to deal with the epidemic; Financial losses of the city daily.
- SARS: the struggle for containment. // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/13/2003, Vol. 168 Issue 10, p229
Introduces a series of articles addressing the outbreak of the severe acute respiratory syndrome in a number of countries including Canada in 2003, published in the May 2003 issue of the 'Canadian Medical Association Journal.'
- The race to outpace severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Patrick, David M. // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/13/2003, Vol. 168 Issue 10, p1265
Details the efforts of the Canadian government to alleviate the outbreak of the severe acute respiratory syndrome in 2003. Origin of the disease outbreak; Containment measures adopted in Toronto and Vancouver; Recommendations to health officials.
- China in the grip of SARS. Hesketh, Therese // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);5/17/2003, Vol. 326 Issue 7398, p1095
Presents the author's experience in living in China during the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak. Advice given including wearing face masks and washing hands; Health declaration the author had to fill out before traveling within the country; How the anti-SARS campaign...
- SARS: 1918 Revisited? The Urgent Need for Global Collaboration in Public Health. Maki, Dennis G. // Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Jul2003, Vol. 78 Issue 7, p813
Editorial. Looks at the global health implications of the SARS epidemic in 2002 and 2003. Need for global collaboration in public health; Moral obligation of highly developed countries to invest in a world-class communicable disease center; Recognition of SARS as a distinct infectious disease...
- TO BE PARANOID IS THE STANDARD? PANIC RESPONSES TO SARS OUTBREAK IN THE HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION. Cheng, Cecilia // Asian Perspective;2004, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p67
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) was first reported in Guangdong, China in November 2002, followed by an outbreak in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) in early March 2003. Public anxiety has been widespread in both SARS-affected and SARS-unaffected regions. Population...
- SARS 3: Are we ready? Bevan, David // Clinical & Investigative Medicine;Dec2003, Vol. 26 Issue 6, p273
Focuses on issues concerning the preparedness of the medical sector against the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in Canada. Background on the outbreak of SARS in Canada; Assessment of the report "Learning From SARS: Renewal of Public Health in Canada" published by David Naylor, chairman...