Toronto SARS crisis

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In April 2003 there was an outbreak of SARS in Toronto, Canada. This lead to the World Health Organization issuing a travel warning on April 23 which was listed a week later after Canadian authorities agreed to stricter monitoring of international travellers. [1]

Other SourceWatch Resources


  1. "Toronto back on SARS-affected list", Associated Press, May 27, 2003.

External links

  • 28 April 2003: "Toronto's SARS Scare Overblown?",
  • 23 May 2003: "Bad Reaction. An announcement telling people to avoid travelling to Toronto has upset those in charge of fighting the S.A.R.S. outbreak here in the city", (Toronto).
  • 23 May 2003: "CDC Reinstates SARS Travel Alert for Toronto", "The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday reinstated a travel alert for Toronto because of reports of a cluster of possible new cases of SARS in Canada's largest city."
  • 23 May 2003: "Four Possible New SARS Cases Reported in Toronto" by Rajiv Sekhri, Reuters.
  • 23 May 2003: "New outbreak. 4 new suspected cases of SARS in Toronto" by Chris Doucette, Toronto Sun.
  • 23 May 2003: "SARS Toronto Travel Warning Angers Canada",
  • 23 May 2003: "Mudslinging begins in new SARS crisis", National Post Global (
  • 23 May 2003: "Fifth case in potential SARS case under investigation. Woman aged 39 and man aged 57 in critical condition: Anyone who visited Toronto rehab hospital over 12-day span told to go into quarantine", National Post Global (
  • 23 May 2003: "Canada Gets Likely SARS Cases, CDC Warns on Travel" by Rajiv Sekhri, Reuters: " officials announced five possible new cases of the flu-like disease and said they were investigating more than 20 others."
  • 24 May 2003: "U.S. Issues Toronto Travel Alert Again" by Tim Cohen, AP.
  • 24 May 2003: "SARS focus shifts to Canada as Asian hotspots record fewer cases", AFP.
  • 24 May 2003: "SARS Scare Haunts Canada, Hong Kong on the Mend" by Charlie Zhu and Rajiv Sekhri, Reuters: "...Canada is the only place outside Asia where people have died from SARS, with 24 known deaths in the Toronto area."
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