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State by state breakdown of SARS cases
CDC ^ | 4/24/2003 | CDC/Orbiting_Rosie's_Head

Posted on 04/24/2003 9:51:52 AM PDT by Orbiting_Rosie's_Head

Does anyone know where to find a specific map for locating the US SARS cases? Why is this information not being made public? I am angry that the disease is not being tracked in real-time with specific maps. Here is the most specific breakdown I could find at the CDC.


State Total Cases Suspect Cases Probable Cases
Alabama 1 1 0
Arizona 1 1 0
Arkansas 1 1 0
California 46 34 12
Colorado 8 6 2
Connecticut 5 4 1
Florida 15 14 1
Georgia 3 3 0
Hawaii 5 3 2
Illinois 13 12 1
Indiana 1 1 0
Kansas 1 0 1
Kentucky 2 1 1
Maine 2 2 0
Massachusetts 12 11 1
Michigan 3 3 0
Minnesota 7 7 0
Mississippi 2 1 1
Missouri 2 2 0
Nevada 2 2 0
New Hampshire 1 1 0
New Jersey 4 3 1
New Mexico 1 0 1
New York 27 22 5
North Carolina 6 6 0
Ohio 11 9 2
Oregon 1 1 0
Pennsylvania 7 6 1
Rhode Island 1 1 0
South Carolina 2 2 0
Texas 7 7 0
Utah 7 6 1
Vermont 2 2 0
Virginia 6 4 2
Washington 23 22 1
Wisconsin 1 1 0
Total 239 202 37


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Maps anyone? Comments? Anybody else wondering why locations are not being given? What are they waiting for? A huge outbreak?!
1 posted on 04/24/2003 9:51:52 AM PDT by Orbiting_Rosie's_Head
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To: Orbiting_Rosie's_Head
Wow! California has the largest number of SARS!
2 posted on 04/24/2003 9:53:29 AM PDT by HighRoadToChina (Never Again!)
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To: Orbiting_Rosie's_Head
bump
3 posted on 04/24/2003 9:53:40 AM PDT by Orbiting_Rosie's_Head
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To: HighRoadToChina
and I thought they outlawed assault rifles.
4 posted on 04/24/2003 9:54:59 AM PDT by DeathfromBelow
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To: Orbiting_Rosie's_Head
what's the difference between "suspect" and "probable"? Perhaps they need a third catagory, "possible"
5 posted on 04/24/2003 9:58:54 AM PDT by CJ Wolf
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To: Orbiting_Rosie's_Head
They're probably waiting because they know how easily people panic when faced with possible death. Thousands of people are leaving Beijing by train for the countryside (see the sixth paragraph from the top).
6 posted on 04/24/2003 10:06:35 AM PDT by Democratic_Machiavelli
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To: Orbiting_Rosie's_Head
Thanks for posting the breakdown BTW. I'm curious how it's affecting the U.S. myself.
7 posted on 04/24/2003 10:07:06 AM PDT by Democratic_Machiavelli
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To: HighRoadToChina
New York and Washington seem to be right up there as well. I imagine it has to do with trade (port cities let more than goods enter).
8 posted on 04/24/2003 10:10:46 AM PDT by Democratic_Machiavelli
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To: Orbiting_Rosie's_Head
Here is a story from a North Carolina news site, WRAL.com:

4/21/03: Seventh Suspected SARS Case Reported In N.C.

Seventh Suspected SARS Case Reported In N.C.

Wake County Woman Developed Symptoms After Traveling To Toronto

POSTED: 3:52 p.m. EDT April 21, 2003
UPDATED: 4:22 p.m. EDT April 21, 2003

Another suspected case of severe acute respiratory syndrome has been identified in North Carolina.

The case brings North Carolina's total suspect cases to seven, all considered to be mild cases. Four of the suspected cases are in Wake County (but not linked to one another), and there is one each in Orange, Mecklenburg and Iredell counties.

The announcement came from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services on Monday, a result of recent changes to the case definition for suspected SARS by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The state's newest suspect case is a Wake County woman who developed fever and respiratory symptoms after traveling in Toronto. That area was added over the holiday weekend by the CDC to the list of areas with documented or suspected community transmission of SARS.

The woman's illness was already known to the public health staff, and she had already been counseled about infection control precautions. Until the definition changed, she was considered a "special-interest" case because of her symptoms but was not counted as a suspect SARS case because she had not traveled to mainland China, Hong Kong, Hanoi, Vietnam or Singapore.

The case brings North Carolina's total suspect cases to seven, all considered to be mild cases. Four of the suspected cases are in Wake County (but not linked to one another), and there is one each in Orange, Mecklenburg and Iredell counties.

All of the individuals are either fully recovered or expected to do so. Their names, ages and addresses cannot be released because of patient confidentiality.


9 posted on 04/24/2003 10:18:33 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Orbiting_Rosie's_Head
Fourth Potential SARS Case In Maryland
April 24, 2003 WBAL Radio & The Associated Press

State and Harford County health officials say they've identified a potential case of severe acute respiratory syndrome involving a Toronto businessman who is visiting the area.

The man was admitted to the Upper Chesapeake Medical Center yesterday and was released last night.

Officials say he shows symptoms of SARS, but not enough to qualify as a "suspect" case. Officials are calling it a case of "special interest" -- the fourth so far in Maryland.

Health officials say the man is now in isolation at a dwelling in another county. It is unknown which county.

It's also unknown if he's alone.

The other potential cases involve a woman who is now in isolation at home in Millersville, a Hong Kong woman who is at Baltimore's Maryland General Hospital, and a Baltimore physician who was admitted at Johns Hopkins.

10 posted on 04/24/2003 10:22:46 AM PDT by Lil'freeper
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To: Constitution Day
Thanks for the post. Perhps we can use local reports to draw our own US map. I'm not panicking about it. I'm reasonably young and in good health, with a healthly immune system. I just think it is stupid that we aren't using information, our most powerful weapon against the disease, to combat its spread.
11 posted on 04/24/2003 10:23:31 AM PDT by Orbiting_Rosie's_Head
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To: Lil'freeper
Fourth Potential SARS Case In Maryland

Thanks, that's where I am. I am still pi$$ed they aren't giving any details about where they may have contracted the illness, or where they may have been hanging out before checking in to the hospital.

12 posted on 04/24/2003 10:25:59 AM PDT by Orbiting_Rosie's_Head
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To: Orbiting_Rosie's_Head
I actually called my county health department and sent an email. This is the response I got.

The suspect case is still just that, suspect. No clinical comfirmation of SARS has been made. There are no new suspect cases of SARS in Maricopa County at this time. This information has been reported in both print and electronic media almost on a daily basis.

Which is complete BS. If you go to the website their is an old pdf dated from the 6th about the probable case and no follow up.

On the phone I asked if they would let it be known if our medical staff were starting to be infected. She said "Proabably not" But they would increase the case number. I asked if we would be given locations of the cases. She said "No". I said I thought that was highly unfair and if my children were in school with someone who has SARS in their household I have the right to make informed decisions regarding the heath and safety of my family.

13 posted on 04/24/2003 10:27:15 AM PDT by riri
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To: Orbiting_Rosie's_Head
Perhps we can use local reports to draw our own US map.

What a great idea. I have the locations for the 11 Ohio cases (I live in Ohio and have been tracking the stories from the beginning). I'm at work now, but this evening I will post the information I have about the Ohio cases.

14 posted on 04/24/2003 10:30:07 AM PDT by flutters (God Bless The USA)
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To: Lil'freeper
This is the third case I have read about coming in from Toronto.

1. A NYer went to a baseball game and came back with it
2. A doctor went to Toronto and came back with it
3. This person

Yeah, that travel advisory to Toronto was unfounded. Yeah.

15 posted on 04/24/2003 10:30:27 AM PDT by riri
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To: riri
I think it stinks that we are not being told the locations...only the county where the person lives. Ticks me off because the healtch care workers, news reporters, and LEO's, know. But they won't tell us.
16 posted on 04/24/2003 10:35:16 AM PDT by flutters (God Bless The USA)
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To: HighRoadToChina
And all other diseases
17 posted on 04/24/2003 10:35:36 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Orbiting_Rosie's_Head
Bump

For more reading later tonight, after people have posted more updates

Nefertiti@-->---

18 posted on 04/24/2003 10:35:46 AM PDT by Nefertiti ("Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood." ----Oscar Wilde)
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To: Orbiting_Rosie's_Head
I don't understand.

Why don't they have a column for "confirmed cases"?

Suspected and probable are ridiculous.

19 posted on 04/24/2003 10:36:45 AM PDT by mabelkitty
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To: Democratic_Machiavelli
What the chances these fine folks come into our country through Mexico in the next six months?
20 posted on 04/24/2003 10:37:46 AM PDT by mabelkitty
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To: riri
I know how you feel. This secrecy crap has got to go. The fastest way to kill the epidemic is to starve it of new cases. You can't do that unless everyone has the details about which areas to avoid. I work near an airport and usually eat out for lunch. This week I started packing.
21 posted on 04/24/2003 10:38:51 AM PDT by Orbiting_Rosie's_Head
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To: flutters
In Ohio, the first case was in Dayton, which is south. The second case was also close to that area. Both were recent travellers to Asia.

I heard two days ago that the first suspected case in Cleveland just showed up. That is the northern most city in Ohio.

I can't remember where the other 8 were, but the cities were announced by the media at the time.

I did hear San Francisco had the highest in the state of California.
22 posted on 04/24/2003 10:39:59 AM PDT by mabelkitty
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To: mabelkitty
Why don't they have a column for "confirmed cases"?

They'd rather cover their a$$e$ than get it wrong. But then again, that doesn't make much sense either. You'd think they would want to err on the side of caution (treat all suspect cases as cases)

23 posted on 04/24/2003 10:41:37 AM PDT by Orbiting_Rosie's_Head
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To: mabelkitty
It depends on a lot of factors: immigration/emigration numbers with their respective countries of origin, number of SARS cases in Mexico and surrounding countries (not all of them will make it through), any increased quarantines at the border, etc.

Those are just items I thought up off the top of my head, so I don't know how accurate they would be. I think it's more likely people will be streaming through Canada since it's less well guarded than our southern border. That's just my opinion at the moment.

24 posted on 04/24/2003 10:46:34 AM PDT by Democratic_Machiavelli
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To: flutters
Thanks. Any input you can give would be great. I'll bump and check this thread and maybe create a spreadsheet from the local news reports. If there's interest, perhaps I'll start a new thread later with some formatting rules for posting. That way I can write a parsing routine that will rip the page source directly to a spreadsheet file.
25 posted on 04/24/2003 10:48:06 AM PDT by Orbiting_Rosie's_Head
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To: Orbiting_Rosie's_Head
The fastest way to kill the epidemic is to starve it of new cases. You can't do that unless everyone has the details

Unfortunately, the economy is put ahead of security and health. I have some very real concerns now:

(1)Are there going to be people who mask their symptoms and don't go for medical help because they don't want to be quarantined?

(2)What is going to happen if SARS starts spreading among our overseas troops, within the populations that have been impacted by war, or on something like a cruise ship?

(3)The borders weren't closed for awhile after 911, which was insanity. Is corporate America's lust for cheap labor from overseas going to trump what might need to be done to stop the spread of the disease?

I'm not really in panic. Here, in the wetlands of SE Mass, we've been living with Lyme Disease, Cat Virus, Rabies, West Nile Virus, Eastern Equine, all potentially deadly. About the best things to do are to keep up the immune system (exercise, nutrition, rest) and avoid potential hotbeads of these diseases.

I do wish I could trust the government to put health ahead of corporate profit, though.

26 posted on 04/24/2003 10:52:23 AM PDT by grania ("Won't get fooled again")
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To: Orbiting_Rosie's_Head
Here's an article that should be an eye-opener. Read about ten paragraphs down, and the 1918 Influenza Virus started in China. Pretty scary stuff.

Influenza.

I've read recently, and I don't remember where, but bodies were dug up and DNA was tested for the virus. I'm putting my tinfoil hat on for this one.

27 posted on 04/24/2003 10:58:29 AM PDT by Slip18 (I don't have a tag tag.)
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To: DeathfromBelow
I got a Sig Sars 229 pistol too!
28 posted on 04/24/2003 11:00:16 AM PDT by ScottinSacto
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To: Orbiting_Rosie's_Head
-SARS ( atypical pneumonia )- a partial archive --
29 posted on 04/24/2003 11:29:07 AM PDT by backhoe
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To: HighRoadToChina
Wow! California has the largest number of SARS!

Why is that a surprise?
It has the greaest number of...

Never mind.

30 posted on 04/24/2003 11:34:32 AM PDT by Publius6961 (Californians are as dumm as a sack of rocks)
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To: mabelkitty
Perhaps none of these cases is yet confirmed.
31 posted on 04/24/2003 11:35:48 AM PDT by Doctor Stochastic (Vegetabilisch = chaotisch is der Charakter der Modernen. - Friedrich Schlegel)
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To: Orbiting_Rosie's_Head
They're waiting for huge numbers of people to drop dead and teh "Andromeda Strain" scenario to make an appearance.
32 posted on 04/24/2003 11:38:02 AM PDT by Darksheare (Nox aeternus en pax.)
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To: Orbiting_Rosie's_Head
Just ran across this:

The Mystery Virus: A Guide to Origins, Symptoms and Precautions You Can Take

33 posted on 04/24/2003 11:48:46 AM PDT by backhoe
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To: backhoe
Good catch, thanks.
34 posted on 04/24/2003 11:58:41 AM PDT by Lil'freeper
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To: Orbiting_Rosie's_Head
States that have people who travel to Toronto seem to be at risk. Perhaps we should close our borders for a few months???
35 posted on 04/24/2003 12:01:02 PM PDT by 1Old Pro (The Dems are self-destructing before our eyes, How Great is That !)
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To: Lil'freeper
Thanks for looking!
36 posted on 04/24/2003 12:02:24 PM PDT by backhoe
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To: riri
Clifton Park, NY is near the capital, Albany New York.

 

Mystery illness extends its reach

Clifton Park-- Easter visitor becomes county's first suspected SARS case

By CLAIRE HUGHES, Staff writer
First published: Thursday, April 24, 2003

A woman visiting family in Clifton Park has Saratoga County's first suspected case of severe acute respiratory syndrome, bringing the total number of Capital Region cases of the flu-like illness to four.

County health officials won't disclose the woman's residence, due to confidentiality rules, but said she had traveled through Toronto to arrive here Friday to visit with family for Easter. She has agreed to remain in her relatives' home -- under voluntary quarantine -- until more is known about her condition.

Health officials became aware of the case Tuesday after the woman went to a medical clinic seeking treatment, said Terry Stortz, Saratoga County Public Health prevention team supervisor. She had started to feel ill Sunday, Stortz said. On Wednesday, the state listed the patient as one of 17 suspected SARS cases being monitored throughout New York.

Because the laboratory test to confirm SARS is new and time-consuming, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta tracks cases of the disease that are suspected. Symptoms of SARS include a fever over 100.4, headache, muscle stiffness and loss of appetite. To be classified as a suspected case of SARS, a person also must have traveled to a region where SARS has spread throughout the community. Toronto is one of those locations.

None of the woman's four Clifton Park relatives in the house with her have symptoms of the disease, Stortz said. They have been given tips for staying well, including monitoring their symptoms and washing their hands frequently. Unless they develop symptoms of the illness, however, they will not be asked to stay home, Stortz said.

Health workers who treated the patient should remain well if they used common precautions for not spreading the disease, such as washing their hands well. The disease is believed to be spread only through close contact with a SARS patient, including exposure to body fluids like phlegm.

The illness, whose cause was recently determined to be a coronavirus, has spread through 27 countries since November. More than 4,000 people have developed the infection, which has killed 251 people, according to the World Health Organization. There are 39 suspected cases in the United States.

State and federal health officials have listed three other area patients -- two in Rensselaer County and one in Schenectady County -- as having suspected cases of SARS. All had traveled to China, where SARS originated and thousands of people have been infected. All have recovered, health officials said. No one they were in contact with has shown symptoms of the disease.

The Schenectady County case involved a businessman who never developed the most-severe pneumonia-like symptoms of the disease, said Lisa Ayers, a communicable disease nurse for the county Health Department. It will probably never be known whether he really had it.

"We wanted to err on the side of caution and keep the individual home because there was travel history," Ayers said.

37 posted on 04/24/2003 12:04:06 PM PDT by 1Old Pro (The Dems are self-destructing before our eyes, How Great is That !)
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To: Orbiting_Rosie's_Head
We live in California and have grown children and grandkids here. It makes me sick to see these numbers here.

Just pray to God that none of our family or friends get this thing. We are praying for all who have it, and hope we can get it under control quickly. We need to quarnteen (sp?)people IMMEDIATELY upon diagnosis. There contacts too. If its gestation period is two weeks, and it can live outside the host for two weeks, then it would seem logical to have a two week quarnteen (sp) if exposed or sick with it.

FRegards, Vets
38 posted on 04/24/2003 12:10:23 PM PDT by Vets_Husband_and_Wife ("CNN - WE report WHEN WE decide.")
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To: 1Old Pro
Thanks. That is actually where I am from. I still have family there.
39 posted on 04/24/2003 12:35:29 PM PDT by riri
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Has anyone died of SARS in the continental US?

I wonder what the mortality rate will be, since of so many possible cases, a 2% or 3% mortality rate will be a substantial number.

Unless, of course, those "possible" cases are not related to SARS.

40 posted on 04/24/2003 12:41:50 PM PDT by george wythe
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To: Orbiting_Rosie's_Head
Thanks for the post, I had no idea it was spread all over.
41 posted on 04/24/2003 12:45:55 PM PDT by kassie (I wish I could think of something clever to post here.)
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To: Orbiting_Rosie's_Head
Hong Kong woman was in Hong Kong. Baltimore doctor was in Toronto. I don't know about the others.
42 posted on 04/24/2003 2:22:03 PM PDT by aristeides
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To: Orbiting_Rosie's_Head
Looks like all the blue states (DEM voters in 2000)are targeted.
43 posted on 04/24/2003 2:23:35 PM PDT by samanella
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To: george wythe; CathyRyan; Mother Abigail; Dog Gone; Petronski; per loin; riri; flutters; ...
As far as I know, no one has died yet of SARS inside the U.S.
44 posted on 04/24/2003 2:23:53 PM PDT by aristeides
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To: Vets_Husband_and_Wife
Quarantine

I'm sure this is exactly what is happening. I have a lot of confidence in our health care system and government being able to keep this in check. HHS came out early on with information and guidelines well before this story became well-known.

If nothing else, 9/11 and the terrorist threat has increased our vigilance and ability to quickly deal with contagious disease.

Why some are reacting so negatively and harshly about a handful of cases and NO deaths in the US is beyond me.

45 posted on 04/24/2003 2:29:58 PM PDT by Trust but Verify
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To: Orbiting_Rosie's_Head; All
County reports 12th case of SARS (CALIFORNIA).
46 posted on 04/24/2003 2:30:18 PM PDT by aristeides
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To: grania
Here, in the wetlands of SE Mass, we've been living with

You for got a few: Legionaires Diseases, Anthrax, Chloera to name a few ...

47 posted on 04/24/2003 2:31:52 PM PDT by _Jim (ac)
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To: mabelkitty
I agree emphatically!

This is garbage designed to promote panic. With the economic situation all this can do is hurt it more. Someone should be held accoutable.
48 posted on 04/24/2003 2:33:07 PM PDT by daylate-dollarshort
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To: Nightshift
ping
49 posted on 04/24/2003 2:33:07 PM PDT by tutstar
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To: riri
There was also a bartender/part time school teacher from a town near Niagra Falls.
50 posted on 04/24/2003 2:34:33 PM PDT by per loin
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