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Chance missed, but still there! Memoirs at the 10th anniversary of 2003 SARS outbreak

Authors: Ruiheng Xu

Abstract

It has been ten years since the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) was recognized in Guangdong Province, China, in November 2002. As the new infectious disease first emerging at the beginning of the twenty-first century like AIDS in 1980s, SARS posed a serious threat to global health security, human livelihood, functioning of health systems and stability and growth of economies.