Medical community on SARS alert
- 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.
- 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...
- 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, 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...
- 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...
- Public Health Interventions and SARS Spread, 2003. Bell, David M. // Emerging Infectious Diseases;Nov2004, Vol. 10 Issue 11, p1900
The 2003 outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) was contained largely through traditional public health interventions, such as finding and isolating case-patients, quarantining close contacts, and enhanced infection control. The independent effectiveness of measures to "increase...
- 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.