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SARS Web Sites Becoming Commonplace on World Wide Web

As concern continues to grow around the world over the rapid and frightening spread of the disease known as SARS, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, the internet has become a focal point for those seeking the latest information and health recommendations.

New web sites on SARS are spreading seemingly as fast as the disease itself.

One of the best is SARS Watch, from a Berkeley high tech entrepreneur named Tim Bishop who has been interested in global diseases and epidemics and put together this excellent site. Besides regular updates throughout the day, SARS Watch has links to the official sites of health organizations all over the world.

Speaking of those, the Centers for Disease Control has probably the best and most accurate information on the disease, especially as it affects the US. An extensive q&a on the disease tells us what everyone needs to know.

The World Health Organization has been the lead agency on SARS and its web site offers a regularly-updated chart that counts, by country, new cases and deaths.

Here's another site worth checking out. The SARS Information Center. It's is aggregating a lot of info on the disease, including links to new stories on SARS that are updated every few minutes.

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