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SARS IN CANADA

WHO to Lift Toronto Travel Advisory  (Posted April 29, 2003)
  CFRB Radio (AM 1010 Toronto) - CFRB news is reporting that the Premiere's office has informed them that the World Health Organization's Travel Advisory affecting Toronto will be lifted albeit conditionally.  
 
Jays combat SARS with $1 seats  (Posted April 28, 2003)
  CBC SPORTS ONLINE - Rogers Communications, the Toronto Blue Jays' parent company, is doing its part to show Toronto is safe despite the SARS outbreak. Rogers has purchased all unsold tickets for Tuesday's game with the Texas Rangers, about 35,000 seats, and selling them for $1.  
 
SARS claims 21st victim in Toronto  (Posted April 28, 2003)
  TORONTO (CBC) - A 21st person died of SARS in the Toronto area on the weekend, and a medical expert said as many as five others remain in critical condition and may not live.  
 
Toronto to Host International SARS Conference  (Posted April 28, 2003)
  OTTAWA (Reuters) - Toronto, the target of a World Health Organization SARS travel advisory, will host an international conference on the disease this week, federal health spokesman Emmanuel Charbot said on Monday.  
 
Canadian delegation to meet with WHO in Geneva  (Posted April 28, 2003)
  CTV.ca News Staff - Ontario (Canada) Health Minister Tony Clement is travelling to Switzerland later Monday, where he and health officials will try to convince the World Health Organization to lift its travel advisory on Toronto.  
 
Worst is over in Toronto, WHO says  (Posted April 28, 2003)
  BANGKOK (AP-CP) - The World Health Organization said day that the SARS outbreak is spreading rapidly in China, but that the worst of the epidemic appears to be over in Canada... Source: Toronto Star  
 
Ontario government launches formal review of handling of SARS  (Posted April 28, 2003)
  OTTAWA (CP) - The Ontario government launched a formal review Monday of the province's handling of the SARS outbreak.  
 
Elton John, Billy Joel cancel Toronto show  (Posted April 28, 2003)
  Air Canada Centre Concert Cancelled - Producers of the Elton John and Billy Joel North American tour announced today that the Monday, April 28 concert at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario has had to be cancelled. The decision comes in response to the World Health Organization's recent SARS-related travel advisory issued April 23... Source: www.eltonjohn.com  
 
SARS fears hit auto makers  (Posted April 28, 2003)
  Associated Press - DETROIT -- Concern about SARS has prompted the Big Three auto makers to take additional precautions at plants in Canada, including quarantining some workers. Click on the title to read the whole article. Source: The Globe and Mail  
 
Canada to Fight Taiwan Ban, Looks to Detect Fever  (Posted April 27, 2003)
  By Rajiv Sekhri TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada, struggling to persuade the world it is doing enough to curb the spread of SARS, said on Sunday it would fight a Taiwan ban on visitors from Canada but might bring in new screening measures at key international airports.... Click on article title to get the whole story.  
 
More Torontonians likely to die of SARS: doctor  (Posted April 27, 2003)
  TORONTO - About five to six more Torontonians are critically ill with severe acute respiratory syndrome and could yet die, a medical expert said Sunday. Source: CBC  
 
Latest Canadian Numbers on SARS  (Posted April 26, 2003)
  As of April 26, 2003, Health Canada has received reports of 345 probable or suspect cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in Canada. There have been 20 deaths in Canada.  
 
SARS death toll rises to 20 in Toronto area  (Posted April 26, 2003)
  CTV.ca News Staff The SARS outbreak in Toronto claimed the life of a 77-year-old man on Saturday. The death toll from SARS now stands at 20 in Canada's largest city. Click on the title to read the full article.  
 
Some Toronto nurses quitting over SARS frustrations  (Posted April 26, 2003)
  TORONTO - Some Toronto nurses are falling victim to severe acute respiratory syndrome, but through burnout and not illness. Source: CBC Newsworld.  
 
Spreading of Toronto's sewage sludge on fields is SARS threat...  (Posted April 26, 2003)
  COLIN PERKEL TORONTO (CP) - The spreading of the city's human waste on farm fields close to homes and drinking-water sources may put Ontario's rural residents at risk of SARS, albeit a tiny one, some environmentalists and scientists said Friday. Click on the title to read the full story.  
 
3 More SARS Deaths  (Posted April 26, 2003)
  The S.A.R.S. death toll climbed to 19 in Canada on Friday, with news of three more deaths in the Toronto area. Source: CityPulse News  
 
Canadian Lung Association  (Posted April 26, 2003)
  Overview on SARS and links to additional information.  
 
Canada fights travel warning  (Posted April 26, 2003)
  BBC: Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien has thrown his weight behind efforts to get a World Health Organization travel warning withdrawn.  
 
Surviving SARS: Fear, worry were worst part  (Posted April 26, 2003)
  IN WHITCHURCH-STOUFFVILLE, Ont. - Pat Tamlin, a registered nurse with a cheery disposition who often bragged about her good health, had SARS. Still, she kept it together as the potentially fatal disease separated her from her family...  
 
Toronto Health Workers Feel Strain of SARS  (Posted April 26, 2003)
  By Amran Abocar TORONTO (Reuters) - Exhausted health workers on the front line of Toronto's battle against SARS must also cope with the frightening knowledge that they are most at risk, and there is no fail-proof way to protect them. Click on the title to read the entire article.  
 
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