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  1. Canada learns to be prepared

    Posted Apr 20th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Canada learned the hard way during the 2003 Sars outbreak that its citizens' frequent travel to and from Hong Kong would make the country vulnerable to a disease ... frequently back and forth, and we have travellers from all over the world that come to Canada.' The index patient for the Sars outbreak in Toronto was the son of a Hong Kong-Canadian woman who ...

  2. Illness in Canada puts HK on alert

    Posted Aug 21st 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Hong Kong is to strengthen surveillance against Sars, which could include more checks on travellers. The move follows reports of a mysterious outbreak of a respiratory illness at Canadian nursing homes that appears to be caused by the same virus that caus ...

  3. In Brief

    Posted Jan 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kong microbiologists proved the link through genetic sequencing 'Most of the viruses from the outbreak in Hong Kong, as well as those from Canada, Vietnam, and Singapore, were closely ...

  4. Four more suspected Sars cases in Beijing

    Posted Apr 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Harry Doran WHO criticises lab and hospital for lax safety; nurse may have spread virus to family and fellow patient Four new suspected Sars cases were reported in Beijing yesterday- all are linked to the 20-year-old nurse who is confirmed as having the v ...

  5. Sars was like facing a war, says health boss

    Posted Mar 10th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan Princess Margaret Hospital was not 100 per cent ready for battle, the Hospital Authority chairman admits Princess Margaret Hospital was not fully prepared to take care of hundreds of patients during last year's Sars outbreak, the Hospital ...

  6. Caution urged over animal culling

    Posted Jan 06th 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing WHO expert warns that vital evidence on virus could be lost The World Health Organisation last night warned Guangdong authorities to use caution in the mass slaughter of civet cats as it could destroy evidence of origin in tracing ...

  7. Millions of masks stockpiled for Sars

    Posted Oct 31st 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Supply is enough to last for three months, say hospital chiefs The Hospital Authority has stockpiled more than 16 million surgical masks and one million small-sized N95 masks in preparation for a possible Sars outbreak this winter. The supply is ...

  8. Sars outbreak this winter unlikely, say the experts

    Posted Oct 29th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irene Wang Another Sars outbreak on the mainland is unlikely this winter, according to Chinese and Japanese medical experts. There is also little chance that a Sars vaccine will be ready by the winter, the Guangzhou-based Information Times reports. The me ...

  9. Sars panel report is defended as fair, direct and frank

    Posted Oct 18th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez, Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy and Mary Ann Benitez Team member stands by findings, but health director backs his department A member of the Hospital Authority panel that investigated the handling of the Sars outbreak yesterday defended its report against government criticism ...

  10. Matilda Hospital sticks to anti-Sars formula

    Posted Sep 25th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Successful contingency plan reintroduced after Singapore case Simple gadgets, strict visitor screening and infection control paid off for one private hospital during the Sars outbreak - and it is not changing a winning formula. Matilda International Hospi ...




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