Surveillance and Reporting
- SARS Surveillance (Jan 8, 2004)
Supplement B of Public Health Guidance for Community-Level Preparedness and Response to SARS
- In the Absence of SARS-CoV Transmission Worldwide: Guidance for Surveillance, Clinical and Laboratory Evaluation, and Reporting Version 2 (Jan 21, 2004)
- Surveillance Case Definition for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) (Dec 12, 2003)
- SARS Case Reporting Form (Jan 8, 2004)
Appendix B2, Supplement B of Public Health Guidance for Community-Level Preparedness and Response to SARS
- SARS Case Count
During November 2002-July 2003, a total of 8,098 probable SARS cases were reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) from 29 countries. In the United States, only 8 cases had laboratory evidence of infection with SARS-CoV. Since July 2003, when SARS-CoV transmission was declared contained, active global surveillance for SARS-CoV disease has detected no person-to-person transmission of SARS-CoV. CDC has therefore archived the case report summaries for the 2003 outbreak.
During the 2003 epidemic, CDC and the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) developed surveillance criteria to identify persons with SARS in the United States. The surveillance case definition changed throughout the epidemic, to reflect increased understanding of SARS-CoV disease. The revised CSTE case definition issued on November 3, 2003, and subsequently adopted by CDC (refer to Revised U.S. Surveillance Case Definition for SARS and Update on SARS Cases --- United States and Worldwide, December 2003) will be the basis for ongoing SARS surveillance.
Archived Case Counts (2003): Worldwide (WHO) | U.S. (CDC)
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- Page last updated: May 3, 2005
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