English_Master March 11, 2016 No Comments
SEVERE ACUTE RESPIRATORY SYNDROME (SARS) “Although, everyone has heard of SARS and its rapid spread around the globe, few understand what SARS is, how it is spread, and the magnitude of the threat it poses to the world. In addition, this constant focus on disease and war has created a sense of fear that is causing many people to wonder, if the end of the world had finally arrived. Increased focus on SARS has done more to alarm people than inform them about the disease.” Lack of full information about SARS has added greatly to people’s fear of the disease. When the first cases of SARS were reported back in mid-March, not only were scientists unsure where SARS came from, they also knew very little about what caused it, how it was spread or what differentiated those, who are able to resist the disease from those who succumbed to it. This sent many people into a panic, such that surgical masks thought to help prevent the spread of SARS were quickly out of stock in Asia and other places where SARS has been most prevalent. But over the past month, scientists from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) and other health organizations have been...
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