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Book edited by Prof. Roger Keil over a decade ago predicted the coming of another respiratory ailment

Book published over a decade ago predicted the coming of another respiratory ailment that would move as quickly as SARS

In Networked Disease: Emerging Infections in the Global City, a collection of essays published in 2008, its editors A. Harris Ali and Roger Keil – both York University professors – predict the coming of another respiratory ailment that would move as quickly as SARS. Containment as a primary strategy – blocking an illness from entering a country – is not given much support.

“Viewed immediately as a ‘dress rehearsal’ for a pandemic,” they write, “SARS was very much considered a national crisis despite its concentration in Toronto.” Whether the lessons of that so-called dress rehearsal have been learned remains an outstanding question.

With files from theglobeandmail.com. Click here for full article.