Science  11 Apr 2003:
Vol. 300, Issue 5617, pp. 223c
DOI: 10.1126/science.300.5617.223c

Moving fast and striking around the planet, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) has already infected thousands of people and triggered warnings against traveling to Hong Kong and other epicenters of the outbreak. To keep track of this newly identified disease, visit the Web site for ProMED. Moderators of this global reporting system glean hundreds of press stories and news releases to compile reports about the disease's spread. Meanwhile, the official worldwide patient tally, broken down by country, is available at a site maintained by the World Health Organization, which has taken the lead in investigating and controlling the sometimes fatal illness.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta has lots of information tailored for doctors, hospitals, and travelers. Read or listen to press briefings by CDC director Julie Gerberding and other experts. For medical details from the frontlines and scientific speculation on the culprit, turn to The New England Journal of Medicine, which posted free, detailed reports from Hong Kong and Canada last week.

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