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Acute Immunodeficiency, Multiple Organ Injury, and the Pathogenesis of SARS

Acute Immunodeficiency, Multiple Organ Injury, and the Pathogenesis of SARS Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology 11(4): 281–282, 2003 © 2003 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc., Philadelphia Editorial Acute Immunodeficiency, Multiple Organ Injury, and the Pathogenesis of SARS Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) originated very real worldwide. Second, the papers reported at the in Guangdong province, China, in November 2002 and conference represented the first batch of original clinical quickly spread throughout the world. It then virtually and research data derived from this epidemic. The origi- disappeared from the Earth in August 2003, just like it nality and the quantity of information presented about first appeared about 9 months earlier, quite suddenly and this new disease were overwhelmingly reassuring, and mysteriously. When the deadly epidemic was over, more served to inspire confidence at a time when international than 8000 victims had been infected and over 800 had and public opinion sometimes bordered on hysteria. If died. Beijing was the worst hit area of this disease. The the epidemic ever resurges, as many experts expect, the economic damage of SARS has been estimated by some data presented at this conference will be extremely valu- to be at least 10 times greater than that of the 9/11 ter- able, as the urgency http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology Wolters Kluwer Health

Acute Immunodeficiency, Multiple Organ Injury, and the Pathogenesis of SARS

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1541-2016
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Abstract

Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology 11(4): 281–282, 2003 © 2003 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc., Philadelphia Editorial Acute Immunodeficiency, Multiple Organ Injury, and the Pathogenesis of SARS Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) originated very real worldwide. Second, the papers reported at the in Guangdong province, China, in November 2002 and conference represented the first batch of original clinical quickly spread throughout the world. It then virtually and research data derived from this epidemic. The origi- disappeared from the Earth in August 2003, just like it nality and the quantity of information presented about first appeared about 9 months earlier, quite suddenly and this new disease were overwhelmingly reassuring, and mysteriously. When the deadly epidemic was over, more served to inspire confidence at a time when international than 8000 victims had been infected and over 800 had and public opinion sometimes bordered on hysteria. If died. Beijing was the worst hit area of this disease. The the epidemic ever resurges, as many experts expect, the economic damage of SARS has been estimated by some data presented at this conference will be extremely valu- to be at least 10 times greater than that of the 9/11 ter- able, as the urgency

Journal

Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular MorphologyWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Dec 1, 2003

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