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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Epidemics

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Would you consider implementing more forecasting and preventative measures in your resolution for controlling SARS even if the disease might not ever reach you?

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This solution looks at the necessity of implementing preventative measures for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Epidemics in a region even before the epidemic is present there.

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There is no vaccine to prevent SARS. The most effective way to control a new viral disease such as SARS is to break the chain of transmission from infected to healthy persons. Most SARS cases spread through close face-to-face contact with infected droplets when a patient sneezes or coughs (WHO, WER 20/2003).

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