Immunization Newsbriefs
Link to Main Page
  Back Search the Site Send Your Feedbck  
Immunization Newsbriefs
Read Current Issue Online
Search Newsbriefs Archives
Subscribe to Email Online
Unsubscribe from Email Online
About NNii
Vaccine Information
Health Professionals
Policy Makers
Read Current Newsbriefs

SARS Virus Seen as Long-Term Threat
Washington Post; A20
Stein, Rob


According to infectious disease experts, the window for eradicating severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is closed, and the disease has probably achieved a permanent place among human illnesses. However, it is not clear whether the epidemic will keep growing, though some nations, such as China, will probably be more severely affected than others. Experts say that China's secrecy over outbreaks of the disease lost any chance of containing it, though it might not have been containable, but technology and alertness helped suspect it more quickly. Researchers are beginning work on developing a vaccine, but that will take years and may not fully eliminate SARS.

© Copyright National Network for Immunization Information. The information contained in the National Network for Immunization Information Web site should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your health care provider. There may be variations in treatment that your health care provider may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.