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Shanghai's SARS Diagnosis Standards Prove Correct  (Posted May 30, 2003)
  Medical experts in Shanghai involved in diagnosing severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) said facts have shown Shanghai's SARS diagnosis standards are scientific and correct...  
 
Webmasters, Please link to us.  (Posted May 30, 2003)
  Please add a link to www.SARSlinks.ca to your web site. Widespread knowledge on this important subject is in everyone's best interest.  
 
Evidence SARS 'jumped from animals'  (Posted May 29, 2003)
  HONG KONG, China -- Scientists say antibodies found in workers who handled exotic animals at a food market in southern China supports their theory the SARS virus jumped from animals to humans. Click title to read the entire story.  
 
STARS AGAINST SARS  (Posted May 29, 2003)
  AVRIL LAVIGNE and SUM 41 are among a host of Canadian acts lining up to play a concert in TORONTO to try and show tourists it's safe to come to CANADA despite the SARS outbreak.  
 
Progress towards Sars vaccine  (Posted May 27, 2003)
  Scientists in Hong Kong say they have completed the first step in the development of a vaccine against the Sars virus...  
 
Sars patients to sue  (Posted May 26, 2003)
  Beijing - Hospitals in the Chinese capital are facing legal action from Sars patients who claim they became infected with the virus after entering medical facilities, state press reported on Monday...  
 
Did SARS Land With Star Dust?  (Posted May 23, 2003)
  The cure for the SARS virus might be especially elusive if the organism is not of this earth. A group of scientists in the United Kingdom asserts that the virus that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome may hail from outer space. The idea might sound like a joke, but the scientists are quite serious. Click title to read the entire story  
 
Sars experts: 'We were too slow'  (Posted May 23, 2003)
  Health experts have admitted they responded too slowly to the Sars outbreak. Mark Salter, the specialist from the World Health Organization who is charged with stopping the disease spreading, said he believed it could be controlled.  
 
Webmasters - Please link to SARSlinks.ca  (Posted May 23, 2003)
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Two New Theories On SARS  (Posted May 23, 2003)
  (CBS) Two new theories are being advanced on the cause of SARS, the respiratory ailment which was first noticed only a few months ago, in China, and quickly spread around the world, killing 684 and infecting over 8,000 people. Researchers at the University of Hong Kong say it appears the virus may have come from...  
 
SARS set to kill worldwide: US official  (Posted May 20, 2003)
  Brussels: The SARS virus is likely to kill people all over the world by later this year, even if it levels off for the moment, US secretary for health Tommy G.Thompson warned Tuesday...  
 
Sars tests 'unreliable'  (Posted May 15, 2003)
  Paris - The current tests for detecting the Sars virus are time-consuming, flawed and should not be considered a tool for combatting the spread of the disease, a UN health expert warned on Thursday...  
 
Toronto Case Shows How SARS Spreads in Hospitals  (Posted May 15, 2003)
  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The patient struggled to breathe, pulling off his protective face mask to cough over and over again. As staff fought to put a tube down his throat, frothy spittle spattered them. Once sedated, the patient settled down and was put on a special high-frequency ventilator to speed oxygen into his blood. But this process may also have helped spread tiny particles carrying Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome virus, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  
 
WHO To Issue New Guidelines to Prevent Spread of SARS  (Posted May 13, 2003)
  The World Health Organization will soon be issuing new guidelines to prevent SARS from spreading. WHO officials say increased surveillance of those suspected of having SARS will be a key part of the new guidelines...  
 
WHO says SARS control measures are working  (Posted May 13, 2003)
  WASHINGTON, May 13 (UPI) -- World Health Organization officials said Tuesday efforts to control severe acute respiratory syndrome are succeeding in some areas of the world, indicating the disease can be managed and prevented from becoming established globally as a new human disease...  
 
Drop in SARS cases raises mask question  (Posted May 13, 2003)
  Associated Press HONG KONG - As the weather heats up and SARS case count falls, residents in this subtropical setting are itching to ditch their surgical masks. "We should stop wearing them ...  
 
Hong Kong docter dies of Sars  (Posted May 13, 2003)
  A doctor at a Hong Kong hospital died yesterday after contracting atypical pneumonia, becoming the second frontline medical worker to have died of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (Sars) virus in the territory...  
 
Cold drug could yield SARS treatment  (Posted May 13, 2003)
  WASHINGTON, May 13 (UPI) -- A drug currently being tested in humans to prevent the common cold could lead to treatments for severe acute respiratory syndrome, a study released Tuesday suggests...  
 
SARS potion comes with a rich promise  (Posted May 13, 2003)
  A health drink said to ward off SARS has been launched by Hong Kong's richest man, who says he will pay $HK200,000 ($39,000) to anyone who catches the disease after using the product. Click title to read the entire story.  
 
Key developments in places affected by SARS  (Posted May 13, 2003)
  AP) - Key developments in places affected by severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS...  
 
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