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The World Health Organization updates it SARS Web site almost daily. It lists affected countries, number of cases and maintains a listing of travel-related information and media links. Its daily reports paint a compelling picture of the disease’s outbreak and transmission and the worldwide medical community’s attempts to treat patients and control SARS’s spread.
The International Herald Tribune has a site dedicated to SARS news and opinion. There are links to the Hong Kong Department of Health and Google News. The main page tracks reported cases and deaths related to SARS.
The newspaper’s Web site takes a macro view, asking how SARS is affecting the world’s economy and whether China’s new political leadership will use SARS to spearhead political reform.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has a layman-friendly Web site, including a section titled, “What Everyone Should Know About SARS.” The site gives an overview of symptoms, how the disease spreads, who is at risk and possible causes.
Shanghai blogger Wang Jian Shuo started writing about SARS before it had a name. His Web site concerns humanity and how SARS has affected life in China’s largest city. He dines at restaurants where the waiters wear masks and takes cabs with stickers that read, “Don’t panic.”

by Joe Yong-hee
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