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The World in Medicine
May 14, 2003

Global Impact of SARS

JAMA. 2003;289(18):2349. doi:10.1001/jama.289.18.2349-a

As the epidemic of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) continued to widen in April, health agencies such as the WHO and governments were taking measures to curb its spread. As of April 24, 4439 probable cases of SARS with 263 deaths had been reported to the WHO from 26 countries, including 2422 cases in China, 1488 cases in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China, 192 cases in Singapore, and 140 cases in Canada.

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