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SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

SARS identification Carlo Urbani

Wednesday Mar 5, 2003
Hanoi, Vietnam

Carlo Urbani, a WHO infectious disease specialist, was among the staff who examined Chen. Urbani observed that other hospital staff were already becoming ill and realized that he was dealing with a new and dangerous disease. His diagnosis was clear: this was an unusual case of an “unknown contagious disease”. Responding to the gravity of the situation, Dr Urbani alerted WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.


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