From the Introduction: "On 16-17 May 2003, the World Health Organization [WHO] held the first global meeting on the epidemiology of SARS [severe acute respiratory syndrome] in Geneva, Switzerland. The objectives of the meeting were to:  Produce a WHO consensus document on our current understanding of the epidemiology of SARS as it informs public health practice.  Identify gaps in our knowledge for the planning of additional epidemiological studies if required. There are still considerable gaps in our knowledge of the global epidemiology of SARS, which is the first severe and readily transmissible new disease to emerge in the twenty-first century. WHO is coordinating the synthesis and interpretation of the body of work that is being produced around the world and is promoting the sharing of data and experience in containing and controlling this epidemic."
2003 World Health Organization
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