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 Outbreak preparedness & control


Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)


SARS Guidelines


  • Last update: PPHSN Guidelines For the Preparedness, Surveillance And Response To Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in Pacific Island Countries And Territories

HTML and WORD versions 

            >>> Previous versions ( 9 April 2003, 28 March 2003, 19 March 2003 )


  • Excerpts of WHO publication ‘Infection Control for Viral Haemorrhagic Fevers in the African Health Care Setting‘ that are useful references for hospital infection control in the event of SARS 

PDF files by chapters


SARS Preparedness: examples from PICTs

SARS Updates and more information

For on-going SARS updates, please refer to:

  • World Health Organization (WHO) website:


  • WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific:


  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website:


  • ProMED website (centralizing information):




Additional links: 


  • Health Canada website:


  • Hong Kong Department of Health website:


  • Singapore Ministry of Health website:



SARS Presentations


  • WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific (WPRO) Presentations:

http://www.wpro.who.int/sars/ (Click on WPRO Presentations)

  • CDC - SARS Slide sets:


One set for information on the USA cases: 


One set for information on the global outbreak:


  • Supercourse and SARS Lecture:



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