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Public Health Guidance for Community-Level Preparedness and Response to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

Version 2/3

This is an updated version of the draft guidance document issued by CDC in November 2003. CDC revised the draft based on comments received from public health partners, healthcare providers, and others. CDC will continue to update the document as necessary to incorporate additional comments and to reflect increased understanding of SARS-CoV transmission dynamics and the availability of improved prevention tools.

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Sections of the Guidance Document


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Core Document: Exec Summary, Intro, Overview of Document, Key Measures...Print Ready Version [26 pages]
Supplement A: Command and ControlPrint Ready Version [18 pages]
Supplement B: SARS SurveillancePrint Ready Version [31 pages]
Supplement C: Preparedness and Response In Healthcare FacilitiesPrint Ready Version [34 pages]
Supplement D: Community Containment Measures, Including Non-Hospital Isolation and QuarantinePrint Ready Version [37 pages]
Supplement E: Managing International Travel-Related Transmission RiskPrint Ready Version [13 pages]
Supplement F: Laboratory GuidancePrint Ready Version [32 pages]
Supplement G: Communication and EducationPrint Ready Version [17 pages]
Supplement I: Infection Control in Healthcare, Home, and Community SettingsPrint Ready Version [28 pages]

Also available are additional slide sets to accompany the SARS Public Health Guidance Document

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