Latest Progress of the SARS outbreak Stories
Hospitals may have to adapt military-style triage in case of a bird flu pandemic, and must get plans into place now for dealing with one, a Canadian expert said on Wednesday. World health leaders say no one is ready to deal with this.
By Susan Fenton HONG KONG (Reuters) - The spread of bird flu in Asia does not appear to be putting off tourists but local officials are nervous, fearing a repeat of the SARS outbreak two years ago, which made parts of the region no-go areas.
The spread of bird flu in Asia does not appear to be putting off tourists but local officials are nervous, fearing a repeat of the SARS outbreak two years ago, which made parts of the region no-go areas.
By Tan Ee Lyn HONG KONG (Reuters) - Joey Lee began suffering severe mood swings, depression and would sob every day for no apparent reason soon after she survived a SARS infection while working as a nurse in a public hospital in Hong Kong in 2003.
By Paul Simao ATLANTA (Reuters) - Citing a need to protect Americans from bird flu and other diseases, U.S. health officials on Tuesday proposed regulatory changes requiring airlines and shipping firms to hand over passenger and crew lists on demand and expand how they report serious illnesses.
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Technological and medical advances made over the last century are both helping and hindering the fight against a possible pandemic of bird flu, Canada's top public health expert said on Thursday.
By Matthew Chung TORONTO (Reuters) - Sixteen people have now died from a mystery viral outbreak at a Toronto nursing home and 38 are in hospital, health officials said on Wednesday, as testing continued to uncover the cause of the illness.
By Matthew Chung TORONTO (Reuters) - Ten people have died from a mystery viral outbreak at a Toronto nursing home and another 40 are in hospital, public health officials said on Tuesday as they raced to contact anyone who visited the home recently.
HONG KONG (Reuters) - A species of bats in China might have been the source of the SARS epidemic in 2003, a Chinese health expert said on Tuesday, adding that the creatures probably passed it to civet cats, which then passed it to humans.
By Michael Kramer TAIPEI (Reuters) - Stung by the SARS outbreak two years ago, some of Taiwan's top technology firms are beginning to take precautions against bird flu in case the virus evolves into an even deadlier form and threatens operations.
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