Emergencies preparedness, response

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)


SARS was recognized at the end of February 2003. WHO co-ordinated the international investigation with the assistance of the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network and worked closely with health authorities in the affected countries to provide epidemiological, clinical and logistical support as required.

Highlights

Guidance on SARS

October 2004

DISEASE OUTBREAKS

  • 18 May 2017
    Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – China
  • 13 May 2017
    Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • 9 May 2017
    Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – China