Severe acute respiratory syndrome, known as SARS, was first reported in Asia in 2003, after a Chinese-American businessman died from a mysterious illness. Soon, many of the people who had treated this man became sick with the same respiratory symptoms. SARS quickly spread across Southeast Asia and China, and caused widespread fear of a global epidemic when it reached Toronto, Canada. In all, more than 8,000 people became ill, and nearly 800 died. Although SARS was quickly contained, future outbreaks remain a threat. SARS, Second Edition traces the history of the 2003 outbreak and its aftermath, describing the life cycle of the SARS virus, how the disease is spread, and the signs and symptoms. This revised edition includes updated graphics, recent discoveries about the SARS virus, and information about the progress of a SARS vaccine.
- SARS: A Global Epidemic
- SARS and Other Viral Infections
- SARS: Spread and Symptoms
- Diagnosis and Management of SARS
- Treatment of SARS
- Prevention and Public Health Measures
- Lessons Learned from the SARS Epidemic.
Full-color photographs and illustrations. Maps. Sidebars. Further reading. References. Glossary. Diagrams. Timeline. Appendixes. Endnotes. Web sites. Index.
About the Author(s)
Joaquima Serradell, Ph.D., M.P.H., graduated with a degree in clinical pharmacy from the University of Barcelona. She also holds an M.P.H. and a Ph.D. in social and administrative pharmacy from the University of Minnesota. She completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the United States Pharmacopeia and has taught and conducted research at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and the University of Pennsylvania. Serradell is the vice president and chief operating officer for Pharmasultants Group, a pharmaceutical consulting company. She has written numerous articles and book chapters on the behavioral, epidemiological, and economic aspects of drug use. She lives in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania.
Foreword by David Heymann, World Health Organization