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UK Sars fears exceed Toronto's  (Posted April 30, 2003)
  As the World Health Organisation (WHO) lifts its warning not to visit Toronto because of the Sars virus, BBC News Online asked one Welsh resident how the city has been affected by the outbreak. Sourc: BBC  
Nine more SARS cases in India  (Posted April 30, 2003)
  Associated Press - NINE staff members who had quarantined themselves in a western Indian hospital have tested positive for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), a state official said.  
Taiwan SARS cases jump to 174; two more die  (Posted April 30, 2003)
  TAIPEI, April 30 (Reuters) - Taiwan said on Wednesday two more people on the island had died of SARS and the number of probable and suspected cases jumped to 174 from 151, as a second hospital in its main city Taipei was sealed off...  
Hong Kong tourists returned home  (Posted April 29, 2003)
  Taiwan News, Staff Writer - A tourist group from Hong Kong, which was placed under quarantine over fears that one of its members may have contracted severe acute respiratory syndrome, arranged to take a charter flight back to Hong Kong last night...  
Riot in town as SARS tightens China grip  (Posted April 29, 2003)
  Scott Hillis (Beijing) - A riot broke out in a town near Beijing after people learned of a plan to use an abandoned school to quarantine SARS patients, officials said on Tuesday, highlighting public fear as China struggles to check the disease. Click on the title to read the full story.  
China SARS situation remains grave: PM  (Posted April 29, 2003)
  Agence France-Presse (Bangkok) - The outbreak of SARS in China is still grave and will remain a long-term problem, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao told reporters on Tuesday at the conclusion of an ASEAN-China emergency summit on the crisis. "China's situation in terms of SARS is still grave," Wen said. "There is a surge in the number of reported cases. There is a tendency of the epidemic spreading to other regions. There is a need for us to recognise the fact that SARS is going to be a long-term and relapsing epidemic," he said.  
Asian leaders have emergency SARS summit  (Posted April 29, 2003)
  BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — With SARS spreading back home, China's premier met Southeast Asian leaders at an emergency summit Tuesday to win back international trust after weeks of cover-up accusations and amid economic worries. Click article title to read the whole story. Source: USA TODAY  
Asia adopts SARS war plan  (Posted April 29, 2003)
  BANGKOK, Thailand (CNN) -- The rigorous screening of international travelers is among measures included in a six-point plan adopted by Asian leaders to try and control the outbreak of the deadly respiratory virus SARS.  
World Health Organization - UPDATE  (Posted April 29, 2003)
  Viet Nam removed from list of affected countries, more than 5000 probable cases worldwide...  
Sars clinic at South African airport  (Posted April 29, 2003)
  Cape Town International Airport has opened a 24-hour clinic to screen any "suspicious" international passengers for the deadly severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars). Source: Health24 - South Africa  
Sars on the rise in India  (Posted April 28, 2003)
  BBC News - Two more cases of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (Sars) have been reported in India, taking the total number of people infected with the pneumonia-like virus there to... Click on title to read the entire article.  
Taiwan gets tough on visitors  (Posted April 28, 2003)
  TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Authorities in Taiwan have announced that all mainland-Chinese and Hong Kong travelers arriving on the self-ruled island must be put on a 10-day quarantine. Source:  
WHO has good news  (Posted April 28, 2003)
  Associated Press and Canadian Press - Bangkok — The World Health Organization said Monday that the worst of SARS outbreak is over in Singapore, Hong Kong, Canada and Vietnam, but warned that it appears to be spreading in China. Source: The Globe and Mail.  
World Health Organization - Multi-country outbreak Update 40  (Posted April 27, 2003)
  Situation in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Viet Nam - A WHO team of six experts, in Shanghai since Monday, has provided a preliminary report of its findings. The team was invited by Shanghai authorities to assess the SARS situation in China’s second largest city.... Click on title to read entire article.  
China closes public gathering spots to halt SARS  (Posted April 27, 2003)
  BEIJING (AP) — China closed theaters, Internet cafes, discos and other recreational venues Sunday in its expanding campaign to halt the spread of SARS as the government said it had identified nearly 3,000 cases of the highly infectious respiratory illness. Click on the title to read the full story.  
One billion SARS cases feared  (Posted April 26, 2003)
  By Mary Papadakis - MORE than one billion people worldwide could be infected by the deadly SARS virus within a year, a leading UK scientist has warned. Source: Sunday Herald Sun  
SARS, Rumors Keep Chinese at Home  (Posted April 26, 2003)
  By Jonathan Ansfield BEIJING (Reuters) - When a nervous Beijing mother dialed the Sino-Japanese Hospital on Saturday, anxious to find a safe haven from SARS for her feverish toddler, the operator...  
Sars death toll rises  (Posted April 26, 2003)
  The pneumonia-like virus Sars claimed at least a dozen new victims across Asia on Saturday as health ministers agreed ways to combat the deadly disease. Source: BBC  
Asia Ministers Meet as SARS Virus Spreads  (Posted April 26, 2003)
  By Barani Krishnan KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Asian health ministers battling to halt the spread of SARS called on Saturday for compulsory pre-departure checks on passengers at airports and seaports, as a WHO official warned any vaccine may be years away. Click on the title to read the whole article.  
Despair and anger in grip of SARS  (Posted April 26, 2003)
  AT THE Ho Ping hospital in Taipei, the nerves of health workers finally snapped yesterday. With banners and bottles thrown from the hospital windows, they staged the world’s first SARS protest. "This is ridiculous. Why can’t I go home?" By PAUL GALLAGHER, The Scotsman.  
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