Doctor who was the face of Toronto's Sars response dies at 68
TORONTO (AP) - Dr Donald Low, the public face of Toronto's response to the Sars outbreak in 2003, has died. He was 68.
Dr Low, who became a trusted face and voice of the response effort, died on Wednesday night after being diagnosed with a brain tumour this year. Ms Allison McGeer, a former colleague, said on Thursday he died with family at his side.
The Sars epidemic killed 44 people in Toronto and cost the city US$1 billion (S$1.26 billion) in tourism.
Outside of Asia, Toronto had the largest outbreak, with almost 375 cases. During two outbreaks, more than 27,000 people were forced into quarantine.