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Title The new global threat : severe acute respiratory syndrome and its impacts / editors, Tommy Koh, Aileen Plant, Eng Hin Lee.

Publication Info. Singapore : World Scientific Pub. Company, [2003]


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Description 1 online resource (xxviii, 327 pages) : illustrations
Contents 1. WHO: at the forefront of combating SARS -- 2. Fighting infectous diseases: one mission, many agents / Shiping Tang -- 3. SARS, anti-populism, and elite lies: temporary disorders in China / Lynn T. White III -- 4. Baptism by storm: the SARS crisis' imprint on China's new leadership / Christopher A. McNally -- 5. The impact of SARS on Hong Kong society and culture: some personal reflections / Leo Ou-fan Lee -- 6. SARS and the HKSAR governing crisis / Ma Ngok -- 7. The social impact of SARS: sustainable action for the rejuvenation of society / Cecilia L.W. Chan -- 8. Catching SARS in the HKSAR: fallout on economy and community / Yun-Wing Sung and Fanny M. Cheung -- 9. Will SARS result in a financial crisis? Differentiating real, transient, and permanent economic effects of a health crisis / Frank T. Lorne -- 10. Facing the unknowns of SARS in Hong Kong / Kwok-yung Yuen and Malik Peiris -- 11. SARS, policy-making and lesson-drawing / Khai Leong Ho -- 12. SARS: a psychological perspective / George D. Bishop -- 13. Cracking the genome of the SARS virus / Lawrence W. Stanton -- 14. The infection control response to SARS in hospitals and institutions / Paul A. Tambyah -- 15. SARS: lessons on the role of social responsibility in containing an epidemic / Pheng-Soon Lee -- 16. Combating SARS with infrared fever screening system (IFss) / Yang How Tan -- 17. Epidemiology and control of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak in Taiwan / Chien-Jen Chen, Yin-Chu Chien and Hwai-I Yang -- 18. SARS in Canada: the story of SARS in Canada is essentially Toronto's Tale / Pauline Chan.
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary A disease that has given globalization a bad name, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), has plagued no fewer than 30 areas in recent months. In this book, for the first time, leading scientists and researchers converge to shed light on the impacts and implications of this new global threat. Collected together within the volume are more than 20 articles that discuss and examine the SARS outbreak from wide-ranging perspectives - political, social, economic and health. The reader is given insights into how the SARS outbreak has altered public and political understanding of the threat of infec.
Subject SARS (Disease)
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome.
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome -- economics.
Disease Outbreaks -- prevention & control.
Public Health -- methods.
SARS (Disease) -- Asia.
SARS (Disease) -- Canada.
SARS (Disease) -- Economic aspects.
SARS (Disease) -- Prevention -- Government policy.
SARS (Disease) -- Social aspects.
MEDICAL -- Preventive Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Forensic Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Public Health.
SARS (Disease) (OCoLC)fst01102773
Added Author Koh, Tommy T. B. (Tommy Thong Bee), 1937-
Plant, Aileen J.
Lee, Eng Hin, 1947-
Added Title Severe acute respiratory syndrome and its impacts
Other Form: Print version: New global threat. Singapore : World Scientific Pub. Co., ©2003 9812386688 9812386653 (DLC) 2004337049 (OCoLC)53957338
ISBN 9812388907 (electronic bk.)
9789812388902 (electronic bk.)
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