The SARS epidemic in Hong Kong--a human calamity in the 21st century.

  • Shiuhung Lee
  • Published 2005 in Methods of information in medicine


PURPOSE This paper reviews the epidemiology and control measures of the SARS epidemic in Hong Kong. It sets out proposals for better preparedness to tackle the disease in future. BACKGROUND Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) started to strike Hong Kong in March 2003. A total of 1,755 SARS cases with 298 deaths were reported. Prior to the occurrence… (More)


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