SARS The Toronto Outbreak. Allison McGeer, MSc, MD, FRCPC TML/Mount Sinai Hospital University of Toronto. Acknowledgements.
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SARSThe Toronto Outbreak
Allison McGeer, MSc, MD, FRCPC
TML/Mount Sinai Hospital
University of Toronto
Figure created by Raymond Chow & Yuan Zhang for Christian et al. CID 2004; 38:1420-1427
The Chinese SARS Mol. Epi Consortium. www.sciencexpress.org Jan 29, 2004 (supplementary text available on Science online)
Family & MD
6 hospitals (8 sites)
Despite the eventual success in containing SARS, so many things went wrong in the …public health response that it is difficult to know where to start.
Science and politics
We failed to use evidence effectively
We failed to accumulate evidence as needed
If you think preparedness is expensive, try disease