The Shadow of SARS: China Learned the Hard Way How to Handle an Epidemic

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Liu Heng, an adviser to China's cabinet said it took the country about four or five months to announce the SARS outbreak to the public, and this time it had taken less than a month. "China’s excellent disease surveillance systems will help with rapid identification of new cases," said Raina MacIntyre, head of the biosecurity research programme at the Kirby Institute in Sydney. READ MORE