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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) - Latest Information About SARS

The following health organizations are tracking and studying severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Their websites contain the most up-to-date information, including advice for travelers.

  • The World Health Organization (WHO) offers information about the status of the disease around the world, including summaries of research meetings and an archive of articles about the SARS outbreak of 2003. WHO also issues travel recommendations. You can find information at www.who.int/csr/sars/en.
  • The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides information about the cause of the disease, diagnostic tests, possible treatments, and travel alerts and advisories for affected areas. The website also contains recommendations to prevent the spread of infection. You can find information at www.cdc.gov/ncidod/sars.
  • Health Canada offers information on the government's response to SARS, clinical guidelines, public health and infection control recommendations, and information for travelers. You can find information at www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dc-ma/sars-sras/index_e.html.
  • British Columbia (BC) Provincial Health Officer offers current information and advice on SARS and provides a link to the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC). You can find information at www.health.gov.bc.ca/pho/sars.html.
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Last Updated: June 13, 2011
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