Role of China in the quest to define and control severe acute respiratory syndrome

Breiman, Robert F., Evans, Meirion R., Preiser, Wolfgang, Maguire, James, Schnur, Alan, Li, Ailan, Bekedam, Henk and MacKenzie, John S. (2003) Role of China in the quest to define and control severe acute respiratory syndrome. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 9 9: 1037-1041.

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Author Breiman, Robert F.
Evans, Meirion R.
Preiser, Wolfgang
Maguire, James
Schnur, Alan
Li, Ailan
Bekedam, Henk
MacKenzie, John S.
Title Role of China in the quest to define and control severe acute respiratory syndrome
Journal name Emerging Infectious Diseases   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1080-6040
Publication date 2003-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
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Volume 9
Issue 9
Start page 1037
End page 1041
Total pages 5
Place of publication Atlanta, GA, U.S.A.
Publisher Center for Disease Control
Collection year 2003
Language eng
Subject C1
270303 Virology
730212 Disease distribution and transmission
Abstract China holds the key to solving many questions crucial to global control of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). The disease appears to have originated in Guangdong Province, and the causative agent, SARS coronavirus, is likely to have originated from an animal host, perhaps sold in public markets. Epidemiologic findings, integral to defining an animal-human linkage, may be confirmed by laboratory studies; once animal host(s) are confirmed, interventions may be needed to prevent further animal-to-human transmission. Community seroprevalence studies may help determine the basis for the decline in disease incidence in Guangdong Province after February 2002. China will also be able to contribute key data about how the causative agent is transmitted and how it is evolving, as well as identifying pivotal factors influencing disease outcome.
Keyword Immunology
Infectious diseases
Genome sequence
Syndrome SARS
Q-Index Code C1

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