SARS: Down but Still a Threat

In a recently released report on Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) the Central Intelligence Agency says that although the Sars wave has been overcome it has not been eradicated. Despite the announcement by the World Health Organization that on 5 July the disease was contained, the agency says that many health experts fear it could return again in the fall when cooler temperatures return in temperate areas. "We remain vulnerable," says the agency. The report also notes that the same forces of globalization that drove the spread of Sars also have been key to managing it. "Modern advances in communication, science, and travel almost certainly helped alert people more quickly to the disease, facilitated a stronger national and international response, and sped research efforts to help contain the disease." – YaleGlobal

SARS: Down but Still a Threat

Detailed CIA report looks at the implications of the mystery disease that threatened global health
Sunday, August 31, 2003

Click here for the original article on United States Central Intelligence Agency's website.

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