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Screening passengers at airports for SARS and influenza will probably not prevent the global spread of the illnesses, health experts said on Friday.
Bird flu now poses a bigger and more worrying threat to people than SARS, medical experts in southern China, the region where Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome first surfaced, said on Friday.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's far south is on high alert after one person was killed and three were infected by a pig-borne disease that has killed nearly 40 in the southwest, suggesting dangerous meat is being traded across the country.
BEIJING (Reuters) - The death toll in an outbreak of pig-borne disease in the southwest Chinese province of Sichuan has risen to 24, with another 117 thought be sick, state media reported on Wednesday.
BEIJING (Reuters) - Authorities in southwest China are investigating a mysterious disease that has killed 17 farm workers and left at least 12 critically ill after they handled sick or dead livestock, the official China Daily said Monday.
New regulations that took effect on Saturday prohibit labs from experimenting on risky pathogenic microbes without approval.
State Council passes lab safety regulations to prevent new outbreaks BEIJING, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) -- A new set of regulations taking effect Saturday will prohibit Chinese lab directors from allowing experiments on risky pathogenic microbes without approval.
Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) Beijing, 27 November: A new set of regulations taking effect Saturday [27 November] will prohibit Chinese lab directors from allowing experiments on risky pathogenic microbes without approval.
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