Medical community on SARS alert

Kinkade, Mark
August 2003
Airman;Aug2003, Vol. 47 Issue 8, p11
Provides guidelines to prevent severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in the U.S. Performance of patient screening to patients for SARS symptoms; Development of infection control measures; Awareness on wearing gloves, gowns and masks for medical people; Creation of airborne precautions. INSET: SARS symptoms at a glance.


Related Articles

  • Feared disease.  // National Catholic Reporter;5/2/2003, Vol. 39 Issue 26, p6 

    Reports on the precaution taken by Catholics against severe acute respiratory syndrome in Hong Kong, China. Decision of church goers to wear masks; Emphasis on preventing outbreak.

  • Population mortality during the outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome in Toronto. Hwang, Stephen W.; Cheung, Angela M.; Moineddin, Rahim; Bell, Chaim M. // BMC Public Health;2007, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p93 

    Background: Extraordinary infection control measures limited access to medical care in the Greater Toronto Area during the 2003 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak. The objective of this study was to determine if the period of these infection control measures was associated with...

  • SARS in Healthcare Facilities, Toronto and Taiwan. McDonald, L. Clifford; Simor, Andrew E.; Ih-Jen Su; Maloney, Susan; Ofner, Marianna; Kow-Tong Chen; Lando, James F.; McGeer, Allison; Min-Ling Lee; Jernigan, Daniel B. // Emerging Infectious Diseases;May2004, Vol. 10 Issue 5, p777 

    The healthcare setting was important in the early spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in both Toronto and Taiwan. Healthcare workers, patients, and visitors were at increased risk for infection. Nonetheless, the ability of individual SARS patients to transmit disease was quite...

  • SARS-related Perceptions in Hong Kong. Lau, Joseph T. F.; Xilin Yang; Pang, Ellie; Tsui, H. Y.; Wong, Eric; Yun Kwok Wing // Emerging Infectious Diseases;Mar2005, Vol. 11 Issue 3, p417 

    To understand different aspects of community responses related to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), 2 population-based, random telephone surveys were conducted in June 2003 and January 2004 in Hong Kong. More than 70% of respondents would avoid visiting hospitals or mainland China to...

  • Why Viruses are Hard to Kill. Walsh, Bryan // Time International (South Pacific Edition);4/28/2003, Issue 16, p46 

    The article focuses on the difficulties in the treatment of SARS. The decoding of the genetic sequence of the coronavirus helped in better diagnostic tools, treatments and perhaps even a vaccine for SARS. But the identification of virus causing the disease in not enough, because viruses are...

  • Hong Kong gov't takes SARS precautions as Cannes nears. Kan, Wendy // Daily Variety;5/12/2003, Vol. 279 Issue 25, p16 

    Reports on the health advice of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council for visitors to the Cannes Film Festival with the outbreak of SARS in Hong Kong, China.

  • Optimization of a DNA Vaccine Against SARS. Zakhartchouk, Alexander N.; Viswanathan, Sathiyanarayanan; Moshynskyy, Igor; Petric, Martin; Babiuk, Lorne A. // DNA & Cell Biology;Oct2007, Vol. 26 Issue 10, p721 

    Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) first appeared in Southern China in November 2002, and then quickly spread to 33 countries on five continents along international air travel routes. Although the SARS epidemic has been contained, there is a clear need for a safe and...

  • SARS. Stiefel, Steve // Joe Weider's Muscle & Fitness;Aug2003, Vol. 64 Issue 8, p164 

    Focuses on the global health issue on severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Reported cases and mortality of SARS; Prevention strategies for SARS; Tips in boosting the immune system of bodybuilders.

  • Keep All the Parts: In fighting infectious diseases, conservation is the best medicine. Bienen, Leslie // Orion Magazine;Nov/Dec2004, Vol. 23 Issue 6, p72 

    This article discusses the ways to fight infectious diseases. Actions taken by the Chinese government to prevent the transmission of SARS to humans in 2004; Cause of the spread of Nipah virus in Malaysia in 1997; Challenge for conservation medicine; Advantages of conservation medicine.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics