37881 - SARS Experiences in China: Public Health Ethics...

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SARS Experiences in China : ublic Health Ethics Issues Public Health Ethics Issues Jesse Huang,MB,MHPE,MPH,MBA Assistant President/Dean for Continuing Education Professor of Epidemiology hinese Academy of Medical Sciences Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences Peking Union Medical College pumcjesse@yahoo.com.cn
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will present I will present ± a description of 2003/2004 SARS chronology in China and ± my observations on Public Health Ethics Issues during the SARS events with some reflections
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A description of o 2003/2004 SARS hronology in China chronology in China
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2003 Chronology ± 2002 ² 11/16: 1st case of AP of unknown tiology Fushan China etiology, Fushan, China ² 12/17- 22: 2 AP pt. transferred to Guangzhou from Heyuang. 7 HCWs: infected. Information: blocked
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2003 Chronology ± 2003 ² 1/2: Population panic in Heyuang city. People rushed to buy herbal medicine, Heyuang reported 1 st Cases ² 1/3: Heyuang Newspaper: Local CDC article:There is no epidemic in Heyuang…. cough, fever and other symptoms are caused by cold whether ² Perhaps this is the first article on SARS in China’s media.
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2003 Chronology ± 2003 /14: Provincial CDC was informed an ² 1/14: Provincial CDC was informed an AP outbreak in Zhongshan. Several pts uickly progressed to respiratory failure quickly progressed to respiratory failure and die. Outbreak also among HCWs. he arly ebruary pidemic ached ² The early February, epidemic reached peak in Guangzhou.
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2003 Chronology ± 2003 /8: Cellular phone short text message ² 2/8: Cellular phone short text message circulated 40 m times X 3 days, Rumors: tal flu BT etc Epidemic news occurred fetal flu, BT, etc. Epidemic news occurred in Hong Kong’s media ² 2/11: News Conference: 305 cases, 5 deaths since 11/16, 2002. The epidemic is nder control under control
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2003 Chronology ± 2003 1 nd 4 ROMED sued e lobal ² 2/11 and 2/14: PROMED issued the global warnings 8 inhua ew gency ported at ² 2/18: Xinhua New Agency reported that Chinese CDC has discovered the cause of e isease hlamydia the disease: chlamydia ² Guangdong disagreed: the cause is the irus virus
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2003 Chronology ± 2003 1 r rrived K tayed ² 2/21: A Dr. arrived HK, stayed in Metropol, room 911, passed the virus to 7 ersons nd onsequently pread e persons and consequently spread the virus around the world ² 2 26: Metropol uest arried he virus / 6 a et opo guest ca ed te us to Vietnam, infected 20 persons, including Dr. Urbani, died of the disease in Thailand on 3/29
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2003 Chronology ± 2003 eijing ad t ARS ase om ² 3/1: Beijing had 1st SARS case from Shanxi, (infected in Guangzhou). SARS pread e apital he formation spread in the capital. The information was blocked again 2 HO sues lobal ARS lert ² 3/12: WHO issues a global SARS alert
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2003 Chronology ± 2003 6 D leased eb umber ases ² 3/26, GD released Feb. number: cases
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