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Emergency Responders and Pandemics

A LibGuide detailing some historic pandemics and emergency responses to them.

What is SARS?

SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) is a viral respiratory illness, first identified in China in 2002. During its time in epidemic spread, SARS spread to more than 24 countries. Endemic spread of SARS ended in 2003, and the virus was officially contained in 2004. 

Learn more about SARS on the Johns Hopkins Medicine Website.

SARS Information