News & Perspective

Apr 29, 2004

Apr 29, 2004

China confirms two more SARS cases

(CIDRAP News) – Chinese officials today upgraded two cases of suspected SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) to confirmed status, bringing the number of confirmed cases in the current outbreak to four, according to news service reports.

A total of nine cases have been reported in China since Apr 22, the World Health organization (WHO) said yesterday. One of the patients died Apr 19, and the other eight were hospitalized, the agency said.

Apr 26, 2004

Apr 26, 2004

Nearly 500 quarantined in China's SARS outbreak

Editor's note: This article was revised a few hours after publication to include additional information from the World Health Organization.

(CIDRAP News) – Close to 500 people have been quarantined in China's new outbreak of SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome), but so far the disease has not spread beyond people connected with a student who apparently was infected in a government laboratory, according to news service reports.

Apr 23, 2004

Apr 23, 2004

New SARS cases in China may stem from lab

(CIDRAP News) – Chinese authorities today reported one new confirmed case of SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) and two new suspected cases, including one death, all of which may be linked to a laboratory at China's Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC) in Beijing.

Apr 22, 2004

Apr 22, 2004

Suspected SARS case reported in Beijing

(CIDRAP News) – A 20-year-old nurse in Beijing has a suspected case of SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome), according to Chinese news reports. If confirmed, the case would be the first in the Chinese capital since last year and the first in China or anywhere since January.

Apr 21, 2004

Apr 21, 2004

Foxes, cats in China may carry SARS virus

(CIDRAP News) – Foxes and cats have joined civets on the list of animals in southern China that may carry the SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) coronavirus, according to recent Chinese news reports.

Apr 02, 2004

Apr 02, 2004

China, Singapore relax some SARS rules

(CIDRAP News) – China, including Hong Kong, and Singapore have begun to drop some of their procedures and safeguards related to SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) after going 2 months or longer with no confirmed cases.