Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a viral respiratory disease of zoonotic origin caused by the SARS coronavirus (SARS-CoV). Between November 2002 and July 2003, an outbreak of SARS in southern China caused an eventual 8,098 cases, resulting in 774 deaths reported in 17 countries,
Don’t think it will be long before this number will be massively eclipsed.
I was shocked to find out how few SARS cases there actually were!
(I think we can assume huge under-reporting for both outbreaks)
Current number of cases:
Yes – I am aware that many die from the flu even in North America.
My point is that all the SARS hype will be nothing compared to this current outbreak!