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SARS Rioting Hits China; Outbreak Worsens in Taiwan  (Posted May 5, 2003)
  BEIJING (Reuters) - Villagers in China protested violently against quarantining suspected SARS patients near their homes and China reported scores more cases, suggesting the deadly disease was far from under control at the epicenter of global outbreaks.  
 
Number of suspected SARS cases in Russia's Far East growing  (Posted May 5, 2003)
  BLAGOVESHCHENSK. May 5 (Interfax) - Four people suspected of having severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) have been hospitalized in Blagoveshchensk...  
 
Latest official toll from SARS in China  (Posted May 5, 2003)
  BEIJING, May 5 (Reuters) - More than half of the world's cases of the flu-like SARS virus have occurred in China, where the government said on Monday 206 people had died and 4,280 had been infected by the disease...  
 
Taiwan reports two more SARS deaths, WHO visits  (Posted May 5, 2003)
  TAIPEI, May 5 (Reuters) - The World Health Organisation met with Taiwan's health authorities for the first visit time in 30 years, underlining the seriousness of the SARS outbreak which claimed two more lives on the island on Monday...  
 
SARS claims 5 more lives in H.K.  (Posted May 4, 2003)
  HONG KONG The SARS death toll in Hong Kong has climbed to 184 with the death of five more patients, health authorities said Sunday. (Kyodo News)  
 
Indian crew members in Hong Kong show SARS symptoms  (Posted May 4, 2003)
  HONG KONG: Hong Kong paramedics and rescue workers rushed 10 members, all of Indian origin, of the crew of a tanker to hospital on Sunday after the vessel made an emergency stop in the territory because they were showing symptoms of SARS.  
 
Beijing shuts schools for two more weeks to prevent SARS spread  (Posted May 4, 2003)
  BEIJING (AP) - China announced Sunday that elementary and middle schools in Beijing will remain closed for two more weeks to help prevent the spread of SARS, affecting over a million students, as Taipei's mayor warned that violators of home quarantine orders would be strictly punished.  
 
Cargo ship crew cleared of SARS  (Posted May 4, 2003)
  Ten crew members hospitalised with suspected SARS after their Malaysian cargo ship anchored in Hong Kong waters yesterday have been found to be free of the deadly virus. Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation  
 
SARS cases top 6,000 globally; death toll at 436  (Posted May 4, 2003)
  BEIJING--Hong Kong's health chief acknowledged that officials ''weren't speedy enough'' in their response to the SARS outbreak, but said it was because... Source: AP, Chicago Sun Times  
 
4 more die from SARS in China  (Posted May 4, 2003)
  China announced that four more people had died from severe acute respiratory syndrome Sunday, the flu-like virus that has killed more than 400 people worldwide. The Health Ministry reported 163 new cases of the disease and seven deaths between 10 a.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday. One of those who died was... Source: United Press International  
 
Australian teenagers in isolation in India  (Posted May 4, 2003)
  Two Australian teenagers suspected of suffering from the deadly SARS virus remained in isolation in an Indian hospital tonight as another 89 Australians were released from quarantine... Source: The Sydney Morning Herald  
 
SARS epidemic: Taiwan `medium' SARS-virus risk, WHO announces  (Posted May 4, 2003)
  Taiwan, Singapore and Toronto, Canada, are listed as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) affected areas with "medium" local transmission in the World Health Organization's (WHO's) latest report released on Friday... Source: The Taipei Times  
 
China: Seven new SARS deaths  (Posted May 4, 2003)
  CHINA reported seven new deaths from SARS and 163 new cases, the health ministry said. The new statistics took the nationwide death toll from Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome to 197 and the total of detected cases to 4125. Source: News Interactive  
 
Ship off Hong Kong issues SARS  (Posted May 3, 2003)
  HONG KONG, China (CNN) -- Hong Kong officials prepared to receive a cargo ship Saturday whose captain issued a distress call, saying 10 of its 24 crew members seem to be suffering symptoms of SARS, government offi cials said Saturday.  
 
SARS death toll reaches 391 worldwide  (Posted May 3, 2003)
  MOSCOW. May 2 (Interfax) - The SARS death toll has reached 391 victims and 5,865 people are suffering from the infection, the Russian Health Ministry reported on Friday, referring to the World Health Organization.  
 
China Blocks Borders Over SARS  (Posted May 3, 2003)
  (CBS) China has banned foreign tourists from Tibet and other western regions of the country, the official Xinhua News Agency reported Friday amid mounting travel restrictions meant to stop the spread of SARS. Click title to view the whole story.  
 
UK declared 'Sars-free'  (Posted May 2, 2003)
  World health experts have taken the UK off the list of countries affected by Sars, almost three weeks after the last infection in this country. Source: BBC  
 
SARS deaths mount in Canada, Asia  (Posted May 2, 2003)
  By Steve Mitchell and Michael Smith - TORONTO, May 1 (UPI) -- The number of SARS cases increased by more than 200 worldwide Thursday, as Asia reported 19 more deaths and Canadian officials investigated two new fatalities and two new cases to determine if they were due to the disease...  
 
Chinese stay at home, barricades set up as SARS toll climbs  (Posted May 1, 2003)
  CHRISTOPHER BODEEN - Canadian Press - BEIJING (AP) - Millions of Chinese obeyed the government Thursday and abandoned May Day vacations to help curb the spread of SARS while some fearful residents set up neighbourhood barricades...  
 
Sars threatens to mutate into China's Chernobyl  (Posted May 1, 2003)
  The belated admission by China of the magnitude of its outbreaks of severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) cannot fail to have major political effects domestically and internationally for that country. How drastic the effects will be is as unpredictable as the course of the infection, for which no cure is yet known. Source: National Business Review - New Zealand.  
 
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