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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome

A decade on from Sars: Torment of the first patient

While most people's memories of the 2002-03 outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome - which killed 774 people worldwide - are fading, people like Huang Xingchu are still living with its legacy every day.

Monday, 1 April, 2013, 5:06am

Ten years on - the mental and physical scars of Sars

Ten years ago today, residents of Amoy Gardens in Hong Kong woke up to find their homes were on the front pages of newspapers around the world.

1 Apr 2013 - 4:08am

Sars-linked virus may have spread between people

British officials say a mysterious virus related to Sars may have spread between humans, as they confirmed the 11th case worldwide of the new coronavirus in a patient who they say probably caught it from a family member.

13 Feb 2013 - 10:56pm

Rising from adversity: Timing was crucial in building Sandeep Sekhri's empire

Timing has played a crucial role in restaurateur Sandeep Sekhri's success. The managing director of Dining Concepts has established 19 restaurants in 10 years, including Lupa and Carnevino with celebrity chef Mario Batali.

21 Nov 2012 - 3:21pm

New Sars-like virus detected in Middle East

British health authorities have alerted the UN of a new respiratory virus in a severely ill patient from Qatar.

The man was sickened by a coronavirus, which causes most common colds but also causes Sars, or severe acute respiratory syndrome. In 2003, Sars killed hundreds of people, mostly in Asia, in a short-lived outbreak.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Wen letter gladdens Sars-struck estate

A housing estate badly hit by Sars in 2003 received a pleasant surprise from Beijing yesterday - a hand-written letter signed by Premier Wen Jiabao.

Residents at Amoy Gardens in Kwun Tong - which hosted the premier in June 2003 soon after the severe acute respiratory syndrome broke out in the city - said last month that they would be happy to receive him again.

25 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Sars story lands website boss in labour camp

Baoding police in Hebei have sent a website owner to labour camp for two years for spreading a rumour about a case of severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) at a military hospital.

28 Feb 2012 - 12:00am