SARS-CoV-1

SARS-CoV (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus), or SARS-CoV-1, first appeared on the public radar in November 2002 in the Guangdong Province of China,1) and rapidly spread to Vietnam and Hong Kong.2) By July 2003, Canada had recorded its first cases in Toronto, Ontario and Vancouver, British Columbia.3) Sadly, 43 Canadian citizens and residents were reported to have lost their lives as a result of the virus.

1)
Fang, L. Q., de Vlas, S. J., Feng, D., Liang, S., Xu, Y. F., Zhou, J. P., Richardus, J. H., & Cao, W. C. (2009). Geographical spread of SARS in mainland China. Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH, 14 Suppl 1(Suppl 1), 14–20. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3156.2008.02189.x
2)
CDC SARS Response Timeline. (2019). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. https://archive.ph/Cj3os
3)
Skowronski, D. M., Petric, M., Daly, P., Parker, R. A., Bryce, E., Doyle, P. W., Noble, M. A., Roscoe, D. L., Tomblin, J., Yang, T. C., Krajden, M., Patrick, D. M., Pourbohloul, B., Goh, S. H., Bowie, W. R., Booth, T. F., Tweed, S. A., Perry, T. L., McGeer, A., & Brunham, R. C. (2006). Coordinated Response to SARS, Vancouver, Canada. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 12(1), 155–158. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid1201.050327
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