EPIDEMIC
Disease: SARS (SARS-CoV-1)
Estimated Death Toll: > 810
Location: Worldwide (29 territories)

The 2002–2004 SARS outbreak was an epidemic involving severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV or SARS-CoV-1). The outbreak was first identified in Foshan, Guangdong, China, on November 16, 2002.

Over 8,000 people from 29 different countries and territories were infected, and at least 774 died worldwide.[1] The major part of the outbreak lasted about 8 months, since the World Health Organization declared SARS contained on 5 July 2003. However, several SARS cases were reported until May 2004. Wikipedia Reference »

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