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STALKING SARS: CDC AT WORK

Click on one of the dates on the right to view what happened on that day in the battle against SARS.

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On this date: November, 2002

On this date: The very first case of a new flu (later called SARS) shows up in south China.



On this date: February, 2002

On this date: SARS starts spreading across Asia and was found in Canada too.





On this date: SARS spreads to almost 30 countries all over the world.



On this date: March 12, 2002

On this date: The World Health Organization (WHO) issues a global SARS alert.



On this date: March 14, 2002

On this date: CDC kicks its Emergency Operations Center into high gear and starts working round-the-clock on the SARS puzzle.



On this date: March 17, 2002

On this date: WHO gets 11 top labs in 10 different countries to join one team with one goal: figure out what's causing SARS and ways to stop it! They set up a cool website where people working on the case can share microscope pictures of viruses, virus genes, samples from patients, and more.



On this date: March 24, 2002

On this date: CDC says that a new type of coronavirus is probably causing SARS.



On this date: April 14, 2002

On this date: CDC announces that they have cracked the SARS genetic code-the first step to treating and preventing the disease!



On this date: April 28, 2002

On this date: WHO removes Vietnam from list of areas affected by SARS, making it the first country to totally tackle the disease.





On this date: Other countries kick their SARS problem over the next few months. Since 2004, there have not been any known cases of SARS reported anywhere in the world.





On this date: Other countries kick their SARS problem over the next few months.



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