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Office of Global Engagement

Book Event | Infectious Change: Reinventing Chinese Public Health After an Epidemic

May 9, 2016

Monday, May 9, 2016
4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
McKinney Conference Room
Book signing with author and reception to follow.

In February 2003, a Chinese physician crossed the border between mainland China and Hong Kong, spreading Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)—a novel flu-like virus—to over a dozen international hotel guests. SARS went on to kill about 800 people and sicken 8,000 worldwide. By July 2003 the disease had disappeared, but it left an indelible change on public health in China. The Chinese public health system, once famous for its grassroots, low-technology approach, was transformed into a globally-oriented, research-based, scientific endeavor.

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