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J Epidemiol Community Health 57:641 doi:10.1136/jech.57.9.641
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A BUMPER ISSUE, TOUCHING ON SARS, HEALTH IMPACT ASSESSMENT, AND MUCH ELSE

According to Martyn Regan, “capturing, remembering, and learning from these experiences will enable the wider international community to be better prepared for not only SARS, but also for the next emerging infection that we will undoubtedly have to face in the future”. Regan is writing about his visit to Canada as part of a group appraising the reaction to SARS in that country. We try to make our own contribution to learning from SARS in this issue, with contributions not only from Canada, but also from Hong Kong, Italy, and Brazil, which seek to place the recent global alert in a context that includes historical understanding of dominant approaches to public health. See pages 642, 643, 652, …