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Garrow Disaster Case Review

  1. 1. Principles of Emergency Management: a public health perspective Disaster Case Review: SARS James Garrow 08/16/2009
  2. 3. <ul><li>Fever </li></ul><ul><li>Headache </li></ul><ul><li>Body aches </li></ul><ul><li>May have cough, diarrhea, respiratory symptoms </li></ul><ul><li>Most progress to pneumonia </li></ul>Symptoms
  3. 4. Outcomes <ul><li>8,461 infected, 804 dead </li></ul><ul><li>9.6% case fatality ratio worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>Mortality by age: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>< 1% for 0 to 24 years old </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6% for 25 to 44 years old </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>15% for 45 to 64 years old </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>> 50% for over 65 years old </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Significant economic disruption </li></ul>
  4. 5. Disease Spread
  5. 6. History
  6. 8. Toronto, Canada
  7. 9. SARS
  8. 10. <ul><li>Early detection and reporting of disease is paramount </li></ul><ul><li>Global spread of disease can be instantaneous </li></ul><ul><li>Hospital surge capacity is desperately needed </li></ul><ul><li>Improper and inconsistent infection control practices can lengthen and worsen outbreaks </li></ul>

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