SARS, a virus that 10 years ago wrecked the economy of Toronto, has long stopped being a problem for the city. But to some of its damaged victims, SARS continues to wreck their health and their lives. In this documentary, The Current's Lara O'Brien, explores how it still hasn't let go of some of those who survived it.
Ten years ago this month, global health officials realized a strange disease that presented flu-like symptoms -- was no flu. It seems to have originated in southern China, but it spread at the speed of a jet plane.
Toronto hospitals were soon confronted by terrified patients fighting for air, and their lives. The new infection was called SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome). In the end more than eight thousand people would suffer from SARS and nearly 800 would die.
For most people, the disease is now an unpleasant memory. But the damage done by the virus continues to torment some of its victims. Today we bring you the story of two of them. This documentary, "Complications" was produced by The Current's Lara O'Brien.
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