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The new global threat : severe acute respiratory syndrome and its impacts

Author: Tommy T B Koh; Aileen J Plant; Eng Hin Lee
Publisher: Singapore : World Scientific Pub. Co., ©2003.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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New global threat.
Singapore : World Scientific Pub. Co., ©2003
(DLC) 2004337049
(OCoLC)53957338
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tommy T B Koh; Aileen J Plant; Eng Hin Lee
ISBN: 9812388907 9789812388902 9812386688 9789812386687 9812386653 9789812386656 1281871907 9781281871909
OCLC Number: 57241956
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.
Other Titles: Severe acute respiratory syndrome and its impacts
Responsibility: editors, Tommy Koh, Aileen Plant, Eng Hin Lee.

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A disease that has given globalization a bad name, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) plagued no fewer than 30 areas in 2003. Collected together within the volume are more than 20 articles that  Read more...

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