SARS, Sever Acute Respiratory Syndrome, SARS Virus - is resource for information on this important health issue.


Russian scientist says vodka will ward off Sars  (Posted May 13, 2003)
  A leading Russian scientist say they have come up with a way of warding off Sars - a double shot of vodka. Experts from the Medical Academy in Moscow believe the worldwide commotion over the virus is over-exaggerated...  
Military screens Sunnybrook for airborne virus  (Posted May 13, 2003)
  Unique in North America: Sampling device to determine whether treatment rooms are free of SARS... Tom Blackwell - National Post  
SARS war's unsung heroes  (Posted May 12, 2003)
  (The Globe and Mail)The only way Yvonne Warner, RN, can describe her month as nurse in the SARS ward at Markham Stouffville Hospital, north-east of Toronto, is by comparing it to life on the front line of a war zone. The tension was excruciating...  
SARS Flightmares  (Posted May 12, 2003)
  As the mainland-based chairman of the Society for Promoting Taiwanese Business in Shanghai, Chang Fu-mei seldom goes home to his native island. But since returning to Taipei from Shanghai on April 30, he's had more than enough time to reacquaint himself with the inside of his house. Chang's quick trip, necessary mainly to sign a business contract, ran smack into Taiwan's mandatory 10-day quarantine...  
Officials report biggest one-day jump in new cases  (Posted May 11, 2003)
  GENEVA The World Health Organization warned yesterday that the SARS outbreak is becoming more serious in Taipei because officials cannot track down the infection source for a high number of people - a sign the Taiwanese are losing control of the disease. Click title to read the entire story.  
Fly 'Sars-free' Thai Air  (Posted May 9, 2003)
  Bangkok - In a bid to rebuild shattered traveller confidence, the Thai government said on Friday it will compensate anyone who contracts Sars on Thai Airways with $100 000, the national news agency reported...  
New SARS deaths bring total to 503  (Posted May 8, 2003)
  Capital News 9 web staff - The worldwide death toll from the SARS outbreak has broken 500, and now doctors are worried about a new illness...  
New Sars-like illness in Asia  (Posted May 8, 2003)
  China says Sars is wreaking havoc not only among its people but also its economy, and in the faraway jungles of Cambodia a new mystery illness has appeared - baffling doctors just like Sars once did. Click title to read the entire article.  
Fight over Sars virus genes  (Posted May 7, 2003)
  Scientists and commercial firms are scrambling to patent the genetic code of the virus thought to be responsible for Sars.  
Aviation Body Calls for Worldwide SARS Checks  (Posted May 7, 2003)
  With the airline industry said to have been dealt the severest blow by the slumping economy and the spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), an international aviation group called on governments, airports and airline carriers to focus their efforts on containing the SARS epidemic. Members of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Board of Governors announced that they endorsed the idea of a standard pre-check-in screening of air passengers in all countries...  
First major study of SARS trends  (Posted May 7, 2003)
  World Health Organization experts are being sent to a crowded province in China where SARS is spreading fast, while new research published Wednesday suggests the illness is much more deadly than other respiratory diseases.  
Sars serum has positive effect  (Posted May 7, 2003)
  As the worldwide number of Sars deaths and infections continues to increase, doctors in Hong Kong say they've developed a serum for the disease that seems to be effective, Sapa-AFP reports. Source: Health24  
Sars movies in pipeline  (Posted May 7, 2003)
  Movie studios in China and Hong Kong have begun work on projects about the mystery illness Sars. Source: BBC  
Monterey Couple Quarantined After China Trip  (Posted May 6, 2003)
  MONTEREY, Calif. -- A Monterey couple is under quarantine in their home after returning from 21 days in Hong Kong, in another case possibly involving SARS in California. Source:  
SARS more contageous than originally anticipated  (Posted May 6, 2003)
  The SARS virus turns out to be a tougher and more long lasting bug than scientists had realised. New research has found that SARS can be caught, not just by close person-to-person contact such as coughing and sneezing, but also by touch. The World Health Organisation research says the virus can survive on common surfaces at room temperature for many hours. It suggests the infection can be spread simply by touching a contaminated object, such as a doorknob or a lift button. Click title to read the full story.  
SARS is lethal for the elderly  (Posted May 6, 2003)
  Half of people over 60 who contract SARS are likely to die, suggests the most detailed epidemiological analysis to date. Source: news service  
WHO head: SARS can be stopped, even eliminated  (Posted May 6, 2003)
  Associated Press - BEIJING -- SARS can still be contained and eliminated, the head of the World Health Organization predicted today after China's premier described Beijing's crisis as grave and warned officials to work hard to fight the disease or be punished. Source: The Houston Chronicle  
Mutating SARS Keeps Docs Sweating  (Posted May 6, 2003)
  Scientists around the world say it's clear that the SARS virus is mutating rapidly. That sounds like bad news, but researchers say it may improve victims' odds of recovery. Source: Wired News  
SARS Still Spreading, warns WHO Chief  (Posted May 6, 2003)
  The head of the World Health Organization has warned that the SARS virus is still spreading, despite increased efforts around the globe to stop it. Source: Voice of America  
And now, a computer virus named SARS  (Posted May 5, 2003)
  Computers are likely to fall prey to a mass mailing worm 'SARS', also known as W32/Coronex-A, which attacks the address books and attempts to dupe users. MicroWorld Technologies Inc, a content security and IT solutions provider, has cautioned computer users of 'SARS', the mass mailing worm that uses a variety of subject lines, message bodies and attachment names including 'SARS Virus' and Hongkong.exe...  
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