S. Hrg. 108-120: SARS: Best Practices for Identifying and Caring for New Cases: Hearing before the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Eighth Congress, First Session, July 30, 2003   [open pdf - 6MB]

This is the second in a series of hearings by this Subcommittee aimed at helping the Nation respond to the threat of SARS. At the first hearing on May 21, the Subcommittee heard testimony from a number of witnesses at the national, State, and local levels. This hearing addresses a survey undertaken by the General Accounting Office of best practices for identifying and treating SARS. Also addressed are the efforts of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to properly inform and work with local agencies regarding SARS. The hearing also discusses national and regionally plans for dealing with SARS, especially if there is a large-scale outbreak, and the adequacy of the health care system to respond to an outbreak. Statements, witnesses and submissions include those of: Norm Coleman, Carl Levin, Susan Collins, Mark Pryor, Frank Lautenberg, Marjorie Kanof, and James Hughes.

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