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SARS: A Campus Crisis


This presentation by Ray Hackney, DrPH, CIH, Department of Environment, Health and Safety, University of North Carolina, gives you an overview of a SARS incident on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus.

Target Audience:
These learning modules are applicable to all public health, medical, veterinary, pharmacy, emergency management, hospital and other professionals interested in public health preparedness. These modules are created by faculty and guest lecturers at the UNC-CH School of Public Health and are equivalent to graduate level content.

Educational Objectives:

  • Understand the impact of SARS on a college campus.
  • Discuss the CDC classifications for SARS.
  • Create a timeline of events for a potential SARS case on a college campus.
  • Understand public health interests and activities to control the disease.
  • Understand methods for dealing with the reactions / concerns of employees and the general public.
  • Discuss lessons learned from the outbreak.
  • Toolkit:

    EQUIPh Toolkit

    Keyword Area:

    Epidemiology, Incident Command System, Surveillance


    Institutional Author:

    North Carolina Center for Public Health Preparedness





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