The Social Construction of SARS: Studies of a Health by John H. Powers (ed.), Xiaosui Xiao (ed.)

By John H. Powers (ed.), Xiaosui Xiao (ed.)

While the SARS virus begun its unfold from southern China world wide in spring 2003, it stuck local and overseas well-being officers without warning. The SARS epidemic itself lasted for just a few months, while its therapy, in communicative phrases, retains delivering us with very important classes which can arrange us excited about the a lot higher pandemic that many are predicting will finally ensue. whereas the clinical features of SARS are actually rather good understood, the discursive rhetorical dimensions are less so.

As a global epidemic, SARS arrived in a couple of designated societies with the outcome that diversified groups dealt with the challenge in numerous methods, a few way more successfully than others. consequently, the 12 chapters within the Social development of SARS are reviews of the way a huge health-related quandary was once understood and handled from a communicative point of view in such different locations as Hong Kong, mainland China, Singapore, Taiwan, Canada and the USA in the course of the SARS outbreak.

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In C. ), At the epicentre: Hong Kong and the SARS outbreak (pp. xv–xxvii). Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press. DeGolyer, M. E. (2004). How the stunning outbreak of disease led to a stunning outbreak of dissent. In C. ), At the epicentre: Hong Kong and the SARS outbreak (pp. 117–138). Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press. Gu, X. (2004). Healthcare regime change and the SARS outbreak in China. In J. ), The SARS epidemic: Challenges to China’s crisis management (pp. 123– 155). Singapore: World Scientific.

At the epicentre: Hong Kong and the SARS outbreak (pp. 17–32). Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press. Hong Kong’s multiple constructions of SARS Cheng, G. (2004). Healing myself: Diary of a SARS patient and doctor. In C. ), At the epicentre: Hong Kong and the SARS outbreak (pp. 33–41). Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press. , & Galbraith, V. (2004). Calendar of events. In C. ), At the epicentre: Hong Kong and the SARS outbreak (pp. xv–xxvii). Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press. DeGolyer, M.

Fortunately, he reported, these patients had not yet had widespread contact with the public that might lead to a large-scale outbreak in the community 37 38 Xiaosui Xiao (PR, 2003, March 14). A few days later, the public was informed in more detail about this infection story: the suspected cause of the infection was an “unusual” group of atypical pneumonia viruses that were spread through droplets produced by sneezing or coughing. The disease could thus only be transmitted through close contact with infected patients (2003a, March 18; 2003b, March 18).

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