Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome: “Unmasking our emotional

The severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) has been the most dramatic emerging infectious disease of the twenty first century. This outbreak caused a devastating impact on major cities around the world. [1,2] Numerous entities worked together in the fight against SARS. In particular, disease control, containment and prevention of further spread were priority in the midst of the outbreak. In addition, the scientific basis for the identification and treatment of this deadly viral illness were rapidly established.