SARS: a challenge from the South
But many developing countries are plagued by diseases whose mortality rates exceed that of SARS, for example Ebola virus and sleeping sickness. Yet the developed world's reaction to these has been comparatively retarded.
In this letter to Nature, Jerome A Singh of the University of Natal, South Africa, argues that the developed world's response to these diseases of the poor is shortsighted and ethically flawed. Rather, he argues, the developed world should address the problems of poor countries with the speed and commitment that it demonstrated when it tackled SARS.
Link to letter in Nature
Reference: Nature 423, 585 (2003)