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Lloyd Sealy Library
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Emerging Infectious Diseases (COVID-19, influenza, Ebola etc): SARS

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome emerged in China in 2003 and spread to four other countries.  It's a disease of the lungs and airways caused by a previously unknown coronavirus, spread via air and saliva.  A few thousand people were infected in 2003 and a few hundred died.