Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, April 11th, 2006
According to a recent report from the People's Republic of China, "SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) appeared as the first emerging infectious disease of this century.
"It is fortunate that the culprit virus can be grown without much difficulty from a commonly used cell line, allowing an unlimited supply of isolates for further molecular studies and leading to the development of sensitive diagnostic assays."
"How the virus has successfully jumped the species barrier is still a mystery. The superspreading events that occurred within...
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