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Learning from SARS : preparing for the next disease outbreak : workshop summary / Stacey Knobler … [et al.], editors ; Forum on Microbial Threats, Board on Global Health.

p. ; cm.

Includes bibliographical references.

ISBN 0-309-09154-3 (pbk.) ISBN 0-309-53034-2 (PDF)

1. SARS (Disease)

[DNLM: 1. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome—prevention & control—Congresses. 2. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome—transmission—Congresses. 3. Disease Outbreaks—prevention & control—Congresses. 4. SARS Virus—isolation & purification—Congresses. 5. SARS Virus—pathogenicity—Congresses. 6. Socioeconomic Factors—Congresses. WC 505 L438 2004] I. Knobler, Stacey. II. Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Forum on Microbial Threats. III. Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Board on Global Health. IV. Title.

RA644.S17L43 2004

614.5'92—dc22

2004007115

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