The Worldwide Outbreak of SARS





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This documentary, in the form of a Google Map, tracks the spread of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) around the world between November 2002 and June of 2003. Using the legend within the map, you can track its spread from community to community by date. In addition, you can zoom in on the actual hospitals that handled hundreds of cases, the hotels where the disease was spread, the apartment complex where a large volume of people became ill, and the communities where SARS spread throughout the area. This map clearly shows the impact of air travel on the worldwide health of humans and the ability, or inability, of our health systems to deal with such outbreaks. Of the 8,437 cases of SARS, 813 died, while 7,452 were able to recover.

Click here to speed up viewing this map, it will take you to the original Google Map, complete with legend.

The locations and statistics in this map were 
determined from the following sources:
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