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SARS may be unstoppable say health experts  (Posted April 27, 2003)
  CBC (Toronto) — While officials in Toronto are reporting a decrease in the number of cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome, some health experts in British Columbia are saying the illness may never be contained and Canadians may just have to adapt to it. Click on the article title to read the whole story.  
 
Terrified by SARS  (Posted April 27, 2003)
  Patricia Wen, Boston Globe Staff - Not a single case of SARS has been recorded within Boston's Chinatown, and the world's highest-risk areas - China's Guangdong Province and Hong Kong - are more than 8,000 miles away. Yet many Chinatown residents are panicked about the mysterious virus...  
 
Royal Bank Announces Help to Clients  (Posted April 27, 2003)
  RBC Royal Bank will assist personal and business clients in the greater Toronto area who may be financially impacted by the SARS outbreak. Click the title to read the entire release.  
 
Carnival Cruise Lines Denies Boarding for Some  (Posted April 27, 2003)
  Important Information Regarding Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Carnival Cruise Lines recognizes that recent SARS outbreaks are a cause for concern. Our shoreside medical experts are in regular contact with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and we are monitoring the situation closely. Each ship’s management and medical team are being provided with regular updates and advice on monitoring for SARS symptoms and appropriate actions. In the interest of extreme caution, Carnival Cruise Lines has implemented the following requirements for guests... (Click on article title for the full press release)  
 
No Evidence of Community-Acquired Cases In NY State  (Posted April 26, 2003)
  ALBANY, NY, April 25, 2003 – There are a total of 38 possible cases of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in New York State, according to the latest report issued today by the New York State Department of Health. In New York State, twenty of the cases are in counties outside of New York City and the remaining 18 are in New York City. This includes a probable case reported today from Nassau County that involves a travel history to...  
 
Sars death rate 'higher'  (Posted April 26, 2003)
  The death rate for Sars could be significantly higher than previously thought, according to an British expert's study into the pneumonia-like virus. Source: BBC  
 
Bioterror Plans Could Be Used to Fight Sars  (Posted April 26, 2003)
  By Kate Holton Thursday, April 24, 2003 LONDON (Reuters) - Britain could be forced to implement bioterrorism contingency plans if the SARS virus started to affect the nation on a large scale...  
 
Making Sense of SARS  (Posted April 26, 2003)
  The virus, still rampant in Asia, now threatens Canada. How to stay safe — and calm — in the face of this mystery disease By JESSICA REAVES, Time Magazine.  
 
Halt explosive epidemic: WHO  (Posted April 26, 2003)
  Hong Kong - The World Health Organisation called for a global hunt to track down every possible SARS case on Saturday after revealing a sharp rise in the mortality rate from the disease in recent weeks. Source: South African Press Association  
 
A bleak outlook on wiping out SARS  (Posted April 26, 2003)
  By Indira A.R. Lakshmanan, Boston Globe - HONG KONG - The battle to contain the respiratory disease known as SARS looked grimmer than ever yesterday after a World Health Organization official warned that it may be too late to stamp out the virus in China and in other developing countries. Click article title to read more...  
 
Mass quarantine in Beijing  (Posted April 25, 2003)
  BEIJING, China (CNN) -- Struggling to contain the rapid spread of SARS, Chinese officials Friday ordered 4,000 Beijing residents to stay at home under quarantine -- anyone who might have had "intimate contact" with someone suspected of infection.  
 
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