(CIDRAP News) An outbreak of atypical pneumonia that began in southern China last fall was probably severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), the mysterious flu-like illness that has spread to 13 countries since late February, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced today.
(CIDRAP News) Federal health officials revealed today that 12 people10 military personnel and 2 civilianshave had heart inflammation after getting smallpox shots, strengthening evidence that the vaccine can cause such inflammation.
(CIDRAP News) Global cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) have continued to climb rapidly in recent days, reaching 1,485 today, as the World Health Organization (WHO) and various cities and countries stepped up efforts to contain the disease.
Apr 2 (CIDRAP News) The World Health Organization (WHO) today took the unusual step of advising against nonessential travel to Hong Kong and the neighboring Guangdong Province of China because of the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) there.
(CIDRAP News) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported three more cases of heart problems in recent smallpox shot recipients, including two cases of heart inflammation and one heart attack. The cases bring the number of civilians who experienced cardiac problems after vaccination to 10 since the immunization program began in January.
(CIDRAP News) Cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in the United States and worldwide jumped significantly today, but most patients in the United States have recovered and none have died, according to health officials.
(CIDRAP News) Efforts to develop a fast, reliable diagnostic test for severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) suffered setbacks in recent days as the disease continued to spread at a brisk pace, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Of three different tests under development, two don't work until relatively late in the course of the illness, and one can be used earlier but is not very reliable, WHO announced today.
(CIDRAP News) A World Health Organization (WHO) official today said the peak of the epidemic of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) has passed in places other than China and Hong Kong, despite the continuing increase in cases.
(CIDRAP News) The head of the World Health Organization's (WHO's) communicable disease programs says severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) may pose a more serious global health threat than any other new disease in the past 20-plus years, with the sole exception of AIDS.