This lesson introduces the SARS outbreak in Toronto in 2003. The aim is to spark your thinking about epidemics and pandemics.
In the following video, you will view a dramatization of a mother and son during the SARS outbreak. We will then explore a brief history of the SARS outbreak and consider disease transmission.
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Which answer does not define a pandemic?CorrectIncorrect
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Which of the following is not a contributing factor of a disease pandemic?CorrectIncorrect
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In this module we will look at a specific stressful situation—the SARS pandemic in 2003—from many angles: the logistical aspects of providing healthcare; the emotional toll it took on healthcare providers, patients, and the general public; and how crucial good communication is in such situations.