IDEESE: Cases - Reporting Incidence of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

TitleIDEESE: Cases - Reporting Incidence of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsPeterson, MJ, White, PA
Corporate AuthorsScience, Technology and Society Initiative, The University of Massachusetts Amherst,
PublisherScience, Technology and Society Initiative at the University of Massachusetts Amherst
KeywordsBIOLOGY , business , MEDICINE , public safety
AbstractThe SARS case is an in-depth study of the 2002-2003 global outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). It focuses specifically on how information about the disease was shared among countries. It includes six appendices: A.) Chronology, B.) WHO cooperation against disease, C.) The Chinese Context, D.) Information about SARS, E.) Additional Readings for Students and Instructors, and F.) Internet Resources. The web page also includes a number of presentation slides that can be used to present the case to your class.
NotesDeveloped as part of International Dimensions of Ethics Education In Science and Engineering Project.
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