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Posted on 04/25/2003 1:30:10 PM PDT by flutters


United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization (WHO)

SARS Info Center

International Society for Infectious Diseases (ProMed)

per loin’s Charts and Graphs


November 10, 2001

1. Colorado Governor Orders Post Office Shut Down After Employee Hospitalized for Pneumonia

November 21, 2001

2. Odd Pneumonia in Sverdlovsk

February 12, 2003

3. Fear spreads in China over mystery lung virus

March 10 – 16

4. Precognition (Mother Abigail)

5. First Known Case of Atypical Pneumonia in Europe Quarantined in Frankfurt (with 155 passengers)

6. UN Warns of Worldwide Threat from Killer Pneumonia

7. UN warns of worldwide threat from killer pneumonia

8. CDC Issues Health Alert About Atypical Pneumonia - Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (New SARS site)

9. A third case of atypical pneumonia reported in Taiwan

March 17 – 23

10. Honk Kong Health Secretary calls for calm as SARS cases double, (83 up from 42 on Sunday)

11. Experts Urge Against Panic Over Illness (SARS, contains actual info)



14. Killer Virus (SARS) Identified

15. Seven victims of mystery pneumonia stayed on same floor of Hong Kong hotel

16. SARS UPDATE: New Info on SARS for Health Care Providers on Free Republic

17. Guangdong doctor linked to SARS outbreak

18. President of the American Society of Microbiology on SARS - "Everything says it is airborne."


20. CDC increases SARS cases to 22 in U.S.


22. Causative agent of SARS virus isolated from lung tissue - test is reliably identifying cases

23. VIETNAM NEW SARS HOT ZONE, U.S. Warns Citizens in Vietnam To leave

24. SARS cases on the rise in Canada, may be spreading even further, 12 people showing symptoms

March 24 – 30

25. Singapore - 740 people quarantined, 14 new cases on Monday, Hospitals close, SARS spreads

26. 37 In United States May Have SARS

27. SARS epidemic spreads in Taiwan, three other CDC officials have become ill.

28. Official: Mystery Pneumonia in Southern China Killed 31 by End of February

29. Killer-flu a 'white terror': Expert, "It is the worst medical disaster I have ever seen."

30. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) multi-country outbreak - Update 10

31. German Scientist Sees No Global SARS Epidemic



34. SARS update: Mar 28

35. Airports stepping up screening for SARS

36. First SARS cases reported in New York

37. Quarantine is not slowing SARS

38. Second hospital ordered closed [ SARS -- Toronto ]

39. Virus may have crossed species barrier [ SARS ]

40. Screening for SARS at Pearson blasted -- Toronto Airport

41. SARS - Serious and Airborne No Matter What the Public is Told.

42. Virus hits hospital chief [ SARS ]

43. Pneumonia crisis grips Hong Kong

44. China Begins to Acknowledge Scope of SARS Infection

45. Lesson in circumspection [ SARS ]

46. SARS may spread by air

47. Airport checks on Sars tightened

48. Sars claims 4th Canadian victim

49. SARS UPDATE: Pneumonia bug poses global threat

50. Discoverer Of SARS Dies From It

51. SARS survival rate higher than pneumonia

March 31 – April 6

52. Doctors use antibodies to treat SARS victims

53. Excerpt: U.S. Disease Center Puzzles over SARS Transmission

54. All You Need To Know About SARS

55. An enduring mystery (SARS -- intelligent discussion)

56. Canadian SARS Virus Outbreak Rises to 129 Cases

57. More SARS cases reported in Hong Kong

58. 30 new cases of SARS in Ontario - Five young children among latest stricken

59. Hong Kong opening quarantine camps for SARS patients

60. Plane quarantined at San Jose airport

61. China Stonewalls WHO on SARS Virus -- Identity of Guangdong Medical Professor Revealed

62. Online hoax on Sars prompts HK panic buying

63. How the illness spread (SARS)

64. Chinese Province Reports 9 SARS Deaths (Guangdong)

65. SARS Mystery Deepens (Virus details)

66. False SARS alarm aboard U.S.-bound jet

67. WHO: All Travelers Should Avoid Hong Kong and Guangdong (SARS)

68. Scientists publish study: Researchers say virus is probably not airborne

69. Shanghai reports first SARS case

70. An Uncommon Cold (SARS)

71. Travellers Warned To Stay Away From Hong Kong (SARS)

72. SARS dashes hope for large Hong Kong Seder

73. 400 new SARS cases in China

74. Identity of killer pneumonia bug confirmed

75. SARS outbreak already causes business struggles

76. Singapore SARS death toll at 5

77. SARS Virus Sparks Fears in Tech Industry

78. Novel Coronavirus Detected in Chicken Intestinal Contents (SARS Relative in Sao Paulo)

79. Flight Attendants Demand Protection From SARS [Masks and Gloves]

80. 98 in Hong Kong recovering from SARS


82. Embassy staff flee SARS outbreak

83. SARS a combination of bacteria and virus

84. MSNBC- President Bush Signs Executive Order Allowing Quarantine For SARS Patients.

85. China apologizes for SARS response

86. CHINA: SARS, the Internet and Humiliated Communists

87. Experts Predict Spread of Mystery Illness (SARS)

88. Frequently Asked Questions About Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

89. Sars: School closures extended

90. Another Torontonian dies of SARS

91. MAINLAND CHINA: Chlamydia arrowed as culprit [SARS]

92. Hong Kong Man With SARS Surrenders

93. SARS toll mounts to 73 in China

94. SARS case in Kuwait!

95. Where does the virus come from? [SARS]

April 7 - 13

96. Toll 22 as two more die [SARS]

97. High-level Singaporean task force for Sars

98. Fear... anxiety... optimism [Exposure to SARS]

99. Latest SARS evidence

100. New Reports Of SARS Plague Hong Kong

101. Sars 'fears' at French airport

102. Top Hong Kong Medical Official Has SARS

103. Beijing loses big on SARS gamble

104. China Says Finn Died of SARS

105. Beijing loses big on SARS gamble

106. NEJM -- A Major Outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome in Hong Kong [study conducted]

107. Patient's wake spreads SARS

108. CHLAMYDIA FOUND IN SARS (STD pathogen in mystery global epidemic that killed 82, infected 2,500)

109. Update 23 - Status of the main SARS outbreaks in different countries

110. CDC: SARS 'the beginning of a problem'

111. New theory of SARS transmission is proposed by doctor (It's an STD says Taiwan doctor)

112. Traditional Chinese Medicine Treatment for SARS

113. No SARS testing at U.S. airports

114. Beijing's SARS Attack

115. No Plans for SARS Quarantine in US, Experts Tell Senate Panel

116. Is Fear Spreading Faster Than SARS?

117. New SARS Outbreak Sparks 'Typhoid Mary' Fears

118. Beijing's SARS Attack

119. SARS: How Singapore outmanaged the others

120. Available tests to detect SARS not fully reliable, says WHO

121. SARS Is Here to Stay, Hong Kong and Singapore Tell Citizens

122. SARS may have other infection routes: officials

123. SARS effects Australian seafood industry -

124. Hong Kong's Healthcare System Overwhelmed by SARS


126. Singapore Woman Linked to 100 SARS Cases

127. Commentary: While China Stonewalled (SARS)

128. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) - Update 24 - (Started in Room 911)

129. U.S. Tests 2,000 Drugs for SARS Treatment

130. SARS Here to Stay, Health Experts Say

131. Florida case shows SARS may be workplace threat

132. SARS Hits Columbus Ohio

133. Deadly SARS Likely in Asia for Keeps-U.S. Expert

134. SARS forces Ontarians to U.S. for medical help


136. Scientists identify virus behind deadly SARS

137. Deloping SARS Pandemic?

138. SARS Fear Spreads in Hong Kong

139. Sars victim who infected 133 will remain in quarantine exile (Super-spreader)

140. Breaking: Man diagnosed with SARS took 6 international flights....

141. Globetrotting Traveler Infected With SARS

142. CDC chief says she is concerned about possible workplace spread of SARS virus

143. SARS - US cases rise to 166 from 148

144. S&P considers impact of SARS

145. HK reports 61 new cases of virus, 2 more dead

146. Academician Kolesnikov: The Virus of Atypical Pneumonia Has Been Created Artifically (SARS)

147. Sars 'is mutant cold virus'

148. Exclusive SARS Report: Six Degrees of SARS: Of Politics, Greed, and Plagues

149. Medical Experts Speak Out -- SARS Virus Could Be Man-Made and Possibly a Bio-Weapon

150. Scientists confident of SARS link {SARS spread by cockroaches!}

151. SARS virus was created in weapons lab: Russian scientist

152. Health officials see 6 more likely SARS cases

153. Airline cancels 716 flights [SARS]

154. Children may escape worst of SARS virus

155. SARS may be here to stay

156. Decisive action, not slogans [SARS]

157. Every breath you take [SARS]

158. HK reports 49 new SARS cases, 3 more deaths

159. SARS Spreads to China's Remote Inner Mongolia

160. Businessman Becomes First To Contract SARS In Britain

161. SARS: Major report from the World Health Organization

162. New Sars deaths in China, Hongkong, Vietnam and Canada

163. B.C. lab cracks suspected SARS code

164. Jump in SARS Deaths; Airline Fears for Future (HK reports sharp jump in SARS deaths yesterday)

165. SARS ( atypical pneumonia )- a partial archive

166. British Columbia lab first to unlock suspected SARS virus

167. SARS virus threatens to become 21st century's first major disease

168. WHO adds Beijing to SARS-hit list

169. Up close with the Czar of Sars

170. SARS claims eight more in Asia

171. SARS batters Asian economies

172. SARS Global Death Toll Hits 133

173. U.S. strain of SARS much milder, data show

April 14 - 20

174. Chinese Premier: SARS Situation'Grave'

175. Young people predominate in latest Sars deaths

176. Canadian breakthrough leads wave of SARS hopes

177. German Firm Distributes First SARS Test Worldwide

178. SARS could be biggest disease threat since AIDS, says WHO expert

179. The SARS Hoopla

180. Anti-Sars action 'crippling airlines'

181. Stopping SARS

182. 29 New Cases SARS - Religious Community

183. SARS Claims Young Victims In Hong Kong

184. SARS spreading rapidly in China

185. SARS takes economic toll on Asia

186. Hong Kong SARS Turns Deadlier.

187. One-Day Death Rate From New Virus Hits 9 in Hong Kong

188. Experiments on Monkeys Zero In on SARS Cause


190. Scientists Confirm Cause Of SARS: Researchers Inject Monkeys With Suspected Virus

191. Proof SARS came from animals

192. SARS Chills Canada's Easter as Virus Spreads

193. Vietnam Nurse Survives Battle With SARS

194. The new bioterrorists

195. Coast Guard Searching For SARS


197. SARS: With Hong Kong Chart

198. Doctors save baby of pregnant SARS victim

199. SARS Mutating, Making Cure Unlikely

200. Island's SARS quarantine 'not a threat'

201. Doctors log on to fight SARS outbreak

202. WHO suspects hundreds more Beijing SARS deaths

203. SARS spread via plumbing: Outbreak traced at Hong Kong apartment complex

204. Fearing SARS, Ontario Urges Wider Quarantines

205. Possible confirmed US SARS case

206. In China's Capital, 'We're Panicking'

207. U.S. Reclassifies SARS Cases, Number Drops

208. China hid SARS patients - report

209. What does Dr Frist have to say about it?

210. Deadly SARS Spreads World-Wide: Death Rate Increases and Doctors Worry About Mutating Virus

211. Toronto officials trying to trace unlinked SARS case

212. SARS: Officials wary of outbreak in Canada

213. SARS: Hong Kong/China 19 April

214. How world let virus spread A tale of mistakes, missed opportunities, near misses

215. SARS: With Hong Kong & WHO charts 4/19

216. HK SARS deaths reach new high

217. A passenger who flew in with cough tests positive for SARS

218. SARS pandemic a worry, but now it's wait and see

219. Canada's SARS fear prompts quarantine [SARS now in Montreal?]

220. China reports 48 new SARS cases

221. Oh Canada, Doubting Their Leaders Re: SARS

222. Sars Death Toll Hits New High In Hong Kong

223. Lethal Legacy: Bioweapons for Sale

224. China Sharply Raises Its SARS Infections, Deaths

225. Chinese SARS patients hidden

226. SARS: The Hong Kong Chart - 4/20/03

227. City Of Fear, Hope; Hong Kong keeps a brave face as SARS crisis grows

228. SARS infects 'protected' medical staff Gloves, gowns, masks didn't stop outbreak at Sunnybrook

229. China sacks minister over Sars (And May Day festivities cancelled)

230. SARS virus proves dangerously durable

231. China sacks health minister, 21 new SARS deaths worldwide (China's got their own "Baghdad Bob")

232. Updated Interim U.S. Case Definition of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

233. China's secrecy over Sars

234. China, the Evil Empire (of SARS)

TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: acute; pneumonia; respiratory; sars; severe; syndrome

1 posted on 04/25/2003 1:30:10 PM PDT by flutters
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To: flutters
2 posted on 04/25/2003 1:36:02 PM PDT by CathyRyan
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To: flutters
Thanks for putting it all together in one place!!!!!
3 posted on 04/25/2003 1:38:39 PM PDT by buffyt (Can you say President Hillary, Mistress of Darkness? Me Neither!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: CathyRyan
4-5 billion people in the world 200-300 die...and everyone gets in a panic. More people are killed by cars in a day.
4 posted on 04/25/2003 1:39:02 PM PDT by BubbaJunebug
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To: flutters
A totally incredible amount of work, Thank you!
5 posted on 04/25/2003 1:41:53 PM PDT by CathyRyan
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To: flutters
Great Work!
6 posted on 04/25/2003 1:41:56 PM PDT by EternalHope (Boycott everything French forever.)
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To: EternalHope; CathyRyan
Thank you. I've been gathering the links for sometime now. What do you make of link #2?
7 posted on 04/25/2003 1:44:31 PM PDT by flutters (God Bless The USA)
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To: BubbaJunebug
Tom, Dan and Peter will let you know when it's time to panic so you don't have to stay informed. You just sit back and relax. The government will take good care of everything that needs to be done. The government will send you a pamphlet in the mail that will telling you all you need to know about sars (If they think you need to know anything)when the time comes. Nothing to see here move along.:)
8 posted on 04/25/2003 1:57:46 PM PDT by CathyRyan
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To: CathyRyan
Here's one that should be read: (
9 posted on 04/25/2003 2:09:24 PM PDT by Digger
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To: BubbaJunebug
"4-5 billion people in the world 200-300 die...and everyone gets in a panic. More people are killed by cars in a day."

Think "common cold, but with a double digit mortality rate."
Also consider that if you put a grain of wheat on the first square of a checker board, two on the second, four on the third, eight on the fourth, and so on, you run out of the world annual wheat supply before you get to the 64th square. Un-treatable, easily communicable diseases tend to grow like that too. Think 1918-1920 Influenza epidemic.

Or listen to someone with experience in the subject:

April 25, 2003

Six Months to Act
The SARS Epidemic

The most chilling moment of my medical career occurred in 1985, when I led a program to test incoming U.S. Army recruits for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. At the time, little was known about the emerging HIV virus or AIDS. As I began to analyze blood samples from the first 600,000 recruits, I discovered that HIV had silently infected a large cross section of apparently healthy young adults. At that moment I realized that we were already losing the race to control the virus, and that the human species was destined to be afflicted with HIV as a fact of life -- and death -- for decades to come.

Now, the spread of SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) threatens to cause another global pandemic. But this time the chances of successfully controlling the emerging microbial threat are far better -- and there is a real possibility that we can eradicate the virus before it overwhelms global control efforts.

* * *
There are three reasons for this. Firstly, most of those infected with SARS rapidly become ill and so can be easily identified. Compared with HIV/AIDS, there seems to be much less danger of them carrying the virus for prolonged periods without any outward sign of infection, so facilitating its transmission to others. Secondly, the global medical and scientific response to SARS, led by the World Health Organization, has been prompt and forceful. Cases, and people they have been in contact with, are being tracked world-wide and -- when necessary -- isolated. And scientists have already identified the coronavirus that causes SARS and deciphered its genetic code. This makes it possible to test patients for the virus, and even allows doctors to measure the quantity of virus and determine which patients are most contagious.

There is also a third factor working to our advantage, and that is the simple change of seasons. Viruses that are transmitted from human to human by coughing or sneezing, such as influenza, measles and even smallpox, are strongly seasonal in nature. In winter, the epidemic is like a chain reaction; in summer, it fizzles out. Quite why this is so has never been conclusively determined. Temperature alone is not the explanation, although experimental evidence suggests that seasonal changes in humidity levels play an important role. Crowded indoor conditions, leading to more people breathing the same air, may be another factor.

Whatever the explanation, all available evidence suggests that SARS shares the same seasonal pattern. That's also true of other coronaviruses, such as those that cause epidemics among animals and benign coronaviruses in humans. And it helps explain why the present epidemic spread so rapidly in February and March and why the infection rate has now slowed (although, of course, the absolute number of cases continues to increase).

Nature has also favored us in another way. There have been relatively few cases of influenza in most countries this year, which means there is little danger of SARS patients being misdiagnosed as having flu. When patients caught fevers and showed respiratory symptoms or pulmonary problems, especially after contact with a SARS case, it was easy to be reasonably certain they had caught the coronavirus and impose strict quarantine measures before they could spread it any further.

Next winter, we may not be so lucky. If influenza and SARS epidemics strike simultaneously, confusion will reign.

As summer approaches and the SARS epidemic declines, there will be an understandable urge to celebrate. But history teaches us that the devastating 1918 influenza epidemic began with a modest "herald wave" in spring that faded away during the summer, only to explode and wreak global devastation the following fall and winter. It is possible that SARS, now seeded around the globe, could follow a similar pattern and fade away this summer, only to erupt again next winter.

The coming summer lull in SARS affords an extraordinary opportunity. If we can detect, diagnose and effectively isolate every contagious case during the period when the infection rate is at its lowest, it is possible that we can truly eradicate SARS, not just for the short term, but permanently.

Epidemic-control efforts should not simply be maintained, but doubled, and redoubled again. New diagnostic tests should be mass-produced and made freely available around the globe. Epidemiological teams should investigate every possible case, even in the poorest communities. Face-saving politicians who hide local epidemics must be cajoled, or more forcefully convinced, to cooperate. Special efforts must be made to detect and quench new outbreaks in the Southern Hemisphere. With skill, determination and luck, we might be able to break all the chains of transmission before the onset of winter offers the virus a chance to spread more rapidly again.

Technological optimists may argue that eradication is not essential, because antiviral drugs and vaccines will be developed that can control SARS. However, experience with AIDS, West Nile and Ebola suggests these techno-fixes will not be ready for several years, at best. On the other hand, epidemiological pessimists will warn that eradication of SARS is simply impossible, some with the nuanced argument that even if SARS is eradicated, it may emerge again, either naturally or through accidental bio-bungling. But a virus that jumps across species to cause an outbreak is a highly random event, unlikely to recur often.

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Of course, the pessimists may eventually be proved correct: A halfhearted effort at controlling the epidemic would guarantee failure. But if the U.S. is prepared to lead a world-wide coalition of nations in joining forces with the World Health Organization with the goal of doing everything possible to eradicate SARS, this extraordinary goal might just be achievable.

Louis Pasteur, father of microbiology, wisely counseled that "Chance favors the prepared mind." For the moment, chance is on our side. But we have just six months to complete the job of the global eradication of the SARS coronavirus. After that, when the seasonal epidemic flares next year, it will be too late.

Dr. Burke is professor of international health and epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

URL for this article:,,SB105123092912099900,00.html

10 posted on 04/25/2003 2:10:36 PM PDT by Blue_Ridge_Mtn_Geek
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To: flutters
Excellent! Thanks for putting it together.
11 posted on 04/25/2003 2:16:00 PM PDT by per loin
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To: flutters
Certainly an interesting link. But what happened next?
12 posted on 04/25/2003 2:22:20 PM PDT by EternalHope (Boycott everything French forever.)
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To: CathyRyan
Nothing to see here move along.

Get moving then ...

13 posted on 04/25/2003 2:23:57 PM PDT by _Jim (Guangdong doctor linked to SARS:
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To: flutters
Well done.

I will say there is too much hysteria on this and wild speculation non-info being talked about here.

All this "virus is mutating rapidly" etc.. is just nonsense.

SARS is a serious disease and health threat and it's cause is still not certain.

But the doomsday scenarios and widespread panic, fear, exageration and hysteria anr unwarrented.

The only way the sarsmania (a great term coined by Americanintokyo) would live up to its promise is if this were an escaped bioweapon developed in China.

I would tend to doubt such a scenario, but it is a possibility and there is info consistent with this.

14 posted on 04/25/2003 2:29:41 PM PDT by tallhappy
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To: flutters
Dutch Bird Flu Claims First Human Victim (Not SARS)

16:08 22 April 03, news service

Dutch scientists are urgently checking whether the bird flu virus sweeping the country has mutated into a dangerous human pathogen, after it claimed its first human victim.

A 57-year-old Dutch veterinarian died of pneumonia in the southern city of Den Bosch on Thursday, and the "most likely cause", say investigators, is the bird flu virus.

Concern about the virus has been mounting ever since it became clear that the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza that has been ravaging Dutch poultry farms since 28 February can also infect humans.

So far, 82 people with clinical symptoms have tested positive for the bird virus. Nearly all have had conjunctivitis, a mild eye infection, but six people had typical flu-like symptoms.

Severe bird flu hits Europe

Reuters via The Straights Times ^ | Saturday, April 19, 2003 | Reuters

LONDON - Europe is becoming rattled by a severe Dutch outbreak of bird flu that is infecting humans and prompting fears that a mutated version of the virus could spark a flu epidemic in people.

The Dutch Agriculture Ministry said there was a danger that bird and human flu could mix in pigs and produce a mutation that humans have no resistance against.

World Health Organisation spokesman Iain Simpson said: 'It is possible. Up to now avian flu has never acquired the ability to transmit from one person to another - if it does... it could cause a large number of infections.'

The Netherlands has been grappling to contain the month-long outbreak that has spilled into Belgium and is approaching Germany.

About 15 million out of more than 100 million birds have been slaughtered in the Netherlands as the authorities battle to suppress its spread.

Dutch bird flu losses well over EUR 100 million

AMSTERDAM, April 23 (Reuters) - The Dutch poultry and egg sector has suffered well over 100 million euros ($109 million) in losses from the bird flu outbreak sweeping through the European Union's biggest poultry exporter, an official said on Wednesday.

It was impossible to pinpoint a figure since the poultry disease was spreading, according to Albert Vernooij, market analyst with the Product Board for Livestock, Meat and Eggs. "It's huge, but the situation is developing so fast, it's very difficult to give a figure," he told Reuters.

Around 18 million poultry have been slaughtered as authorities fight to contain the outbreak in the Netherlands, also the world's biggest egg exporter and global fourth in poultry exports.

15 posted on 04/25/2003 2:33:38 PM PDT by _Jim (Guangdong doctor linked to SARS:
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Nothing to see here move along. Get moving then ...

Sorry. I don't watch Peter, Dan, or Tom so I have to get my information here. So that if the time every comes to panic I will know about it. :)

16 posted on 04/25/2003 2:39:30 PM PDT by CathyRyan
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To: flutters; Mother Abigail; Petronski; per loin; EternalHope; Domestic Church; riri; InShanghai; ...
Great work!

Key Developments Friday Concerning SARS .

17 posted on 04/25/2003 3:11:49 PM PDT by aristeides
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To: flutters
Bookmarked! Thank you.
18 posted on 04/25/2003 3:43:14 PM PDT by Domestic Church (AMDG...)
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To: Blue_Ridge_Mtn_Geek
" A halfhearted effort at controlling the epidemic would guarantee failure. But if the U.S. is prepared to lead a world-wide coalition of nations in joining forces with the World Health Organization with the goal of doing everything possible to eradicate SARS, this extraordinary goal might just be achievable. "

Here we are on the modest "herald wave" of this pandemic and even now the Canadian authorities are throwing hissy fits about lost $$$ and being labeled...if this is any indicator we are going up river without a paddle. Someone had better smack some sense into Chretien fast.
19 posted on 04/25/2003 3:58:02 PM PDT by Domestic Church (AMDG...)
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To: aristeides
That nurse who just died in the Phillipines had flown in from Toronto to see her father.
20 posted on 04/25/2003 4:10:40 PM PDT by Domestic Church (AMDG...)
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To: EternalHope
Certainly an interesting link. But what happened next?

I don't know what happened next. Atafak, the original poster, hasn't posted in a year. I googled searched but didn't find anything else about it. I'm hoping someone here remembers the event and can tell us more.

21 posted on 04/25/2003 6:37:32 PM PDT by flutters (God Bless The USA)
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To: Domestic Church; aristeides
Where in Toronto was the nurse before she got on the plne?
22 posted on 04/25/2003 6:54:57 PM PDT by Betty Jo
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To: aristeides
In the Colorado PO case,can any antibodies to SARS be found at this late date ?
23 posted on 04/25/2003 6:59:41 PM PDT by Betty Jo
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To: Betty Jo
That info on the nurse wasn't was just a quick news tidbit around suppertime and I can't recall if it was FOX or MSNBC.
24 posted on 04/25/2003 7:06:29 PM PDT by Domestic Church (AMDG...)
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To: Domestic Church; aristeides
Thanks.If she was a nurse with SARS victims in Toronto,she is just another infection from people visiting the East.

But, if she was not a working SARS nurse,where did she get it from?

Also the incubation timespread.

In my opinion WHO is right on with their dont go to Toronto advice!
25 posted on 04/25/2003 7:11:21 PM PDT by Betty Jo
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To: Betty Jo
Woman outside Albany who is thought to have SARS only had a five-hour layover in Toronto while traveling. It was apparently enough to give her the disease.
26 posted on 04/25/2003 7:18:51 PM PDT by aristeides
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To: Betty Jo
Are you looking for info. on the nurse in the Philippines' ?
27 posted on 04/25/2003 7:28:06 PM PDT by CathyRyan
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To: aristeides; Republic; CathyRyan; Judith Anne
So, there...

Quarantine Canada.

Going backwards..."Med Emerg International Inc" has contracts to provide medical staff and care to ...the Canadian Armed Forces...among others..guess who owns part of it....Mahfouz through Camille Chebeir...the same guys from Hybridon...which licenses "antisense" to ISIS..which is working on SARS

Part of my Bin Laden medical matrix.

28 posted on 04/25/2003 8:54:27 PM PDT by Betty Jo
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Yes Mam!
29 posted on 04/25/2003 8:55:12 PM PDT by Betty Jo
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To: Betty Jo
I'm bumping this really outstanding thread, BJ. ;-D
30 posted on 04/25/2003 9:28:11 PM PDT by Judith Anne
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To: Domestic Church
" A halfhearted effort at controlling the epidemic would guarantee failure. But if the U.S. is prepared to lead a world-wide coalition of nations in joining forces with the World Health Organization with the oal of doing everything possible to eradicate SARS, this extraordinary goal might just be achievable. "

Here we are on the modest "herald wave" of this pandemic and even now the Canadian authorities are hrowing hissy fits about lost $$$ and being labeled...if this is any indicator we are going up river without a paddle. Someone had better smack some sense into Chretien fast.

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Yes, perhaps this will become the second disease to
be granted 'civil rights' protections - - like AIDS.
Heaven forbid that a double digit mortality rate and
rapidly spreading incidence of the disease might tempt
public health officials into the dreaded sin of
"profiling"! The Chinese bureaucracy is not the only
repository of clueless bureaucrats.
31 posted on 04/26/2003 12:53:48 AM PDT by Blue_Ridge_Mtn_Geek
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To: Betty Jo
Sorry it took so long to get back to you. My computer messed up and it was throw it out the window or go to bed and try to fix it in the morning. I can find more if you like. :)

32 posted on 04/26/2003 5:44:59 AM PDT by CathyRyan
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To: CathyRyan; aristeides
Well, my puter just froze, and I had to turn it off.

I had a reply to your kind answers re the Nurse.

So , here goes again.

Do you know of a kind of "family tree" that shows this one victim?

When I do it ,it is like this

Mom of Roomie
Dad of Nurse

But this doesnt show the sideways of it

? ----
Doctor ----
Mom of Roomie ----
Nurse ----
Dad of Nurse ----

And we are only assuming that this is how the nurse got it.

So what is the math of all this?

Dozens from one person? Hundreds ? Thousands?

Quarantine the whole world right now!

33 posted on 04/26/2003 7:47:39 AM PDT by Betty Jo
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To: Betty Jo
Quarantine the whole world right now!

Someone said that about five weeks ago. It might have worked five weeks ago.

34 posted on 04/26/2003 7:49:02 AM PDT by riri
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To: flutters
Here's another, if you wish to add:

The Business Implications of SARS

35 posted on 04/26/2003 7:51:44 AM PDT by tuna_battle_slight_return
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To: flutters
Here is another link
by the way the information is already dated according to a Peoria newspaper there are four cases downstate.
36 posted on 04/26/2003 7:55:37 AM PDT by LauraJean (Fukai please pass the squid sauce)
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To: flutters
April 21, 2003

235. Best treatment of SARS available- Photo-oxidation

236. SARS measures too late [in China]

237. Economies Sickened by a Virus, and Fear

238. China economy to slow as SARS hits travel, shops

239. WHO Says Beijing SARS Count Could Rise by 200

240. Docs Wrangle Over SARS Death Rate

241. Coronavirus May Not be Only Cause of SARS

242. Active SARS Cases Down 30% From Peak (Toronto, Ontario)

243. Hong Kong Says SARS Quarantine Working

244. No end in sight in Hong Kong (coping with SARS)



247. 80 at Nevada volleyball tournament report mystery illness

248. Mutation discovery raises fears over Sars vaccine

249. SARS Cases, Criticism on the Rise in China

250. Fears grow over Sars as China struggles to cope

251. The mutating world of a killer virus

252. 'Belligerent' Canadian Puts Hundreds at SARS Risk

253. Hospital refuses to treat Sars victims too poor to pay bill

254. China admits Sars may spread out of control

255. New Health Worry for China as SARS Hits the Hinterland

256. Tea Helps Fight Off Infections ! (SARS Beware ...)

257. WHO Expert: 'I Trust Our Chinese Counterparts'

258. China to Mass Produce Fast SARS Test Kit

259. SARS: Get it right next time

37 posted on 04/27/2003 12:19:17 AM PDT by flutters (God Bless The USA)
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To: flutters
April 22, 2003

260. Food for thought: SARS link to Cantonese cuisine

261. SARS may stay around forever


263. 'Super-spreader' theory weighed

264. Sars death toll rises to 235

265. Microbiologist: SARS now attacking intestines

266. China, Hong Kong report more SARS deaths

267. Latest Canadian Numbers on SARS

268. 12-08 Officials seek cause of three local deaths - Was SARS already here?

269. Taiwan left isolated in fight against SARS

270. Burgeoning SARS virus decoded in China

271. SARS disaster feared in rural China

272. SARS: Beijing's lesson may be too late

273. Where SARS Stands on the Disaster Scale

274. SARS: India on red alert


276. Manhunt for Beijing taxi drivers with SARS-infected passenger

277. Virus(SARS) can live 24 hours outside host, study finds

278. SARS Toll Soars To 235 As 17 More Die In Asia

279. Volleyball Players Come Down With Mysterious Illness

280. Time for tough action on Sars

281. CANADA: Hospital staff get full face shields, double gloves (SARS)

282. Dutch Bird Flu Claims First Human Victim (Not SARS)

283. Scientists find there is no quick cure for Sars

284. Sars: A New Threat to Asian Prosperity

285. Sars virus 'mutating rapidly'


287. Beijing still reluctant to divulge Sars toll

288. A silver lining to Sars crisis for Beijing?

289. Beijing schools to close for two weeks; 1.7 million students affected(NOT infected - SARS)

290. Outbreak of SARS at Amoy Gardens, Hong Kong -- Main Findings of the Investigation

291. SARS Cases in Hong Kong Have Begun to Level Off

292. Sea of White Masks as People Flee SARS-Hit Beijing

38 posted on 04/27/2003 12:20:22 AM PDT by flutters (God Bless The USA)
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To: flutters
Local Company Patents Possible Treatment for SARS - 4/26/03
39 posted on 04/27/2003 12:22:39 AM PDT by stlnative (Were it not for the brave…there'd be no land of the free.)
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To: flutters
April 23, 2003

293. Canada: Health Officials Seek Help From U.S. to Control Virus

294. SARS doctor is 'in denial'

295. Is the Sub-continent immune to SARS menace?

296. Taiwan on alert for possible SARS mass infection in hospital

297. SARS and AIDS: What the (Chinese) people don't know

298. U.S. to warn road travelers to Ontario about SARS (Be careful driving up the 401)

299. A threat to front-line health workers is a catastrophe for the whole system

300. China will pay dearly for the SARS debacle

301. China: Crack down on SARS or lose the Olympics

302. WHO Warns Travelers Away From Beijing, Shanxi, Toronto

303. SARS Travel Alert Extended

304. Baseball reacts to SARS in Toronto

305. A Breeding Ground? Markets in China selling live animals could be SARS link

306. Authorities near Beijing have blocked a major road (SARS)

307. Sars Soft Drink Unaffected by SARS Scare (Would YOU drink something called Sars?)

308. Fresh doubt cast on Sars cause

309. No Planes Safe Enough (SARS)

310. Airlines, SARS and Codeshares

311. World travellers told to avoid Toronto for at least three weeks

312. Aust virologist leads WHO's fight against SARS (AUSTRALIAN LATELINE INTERVIEW)

313. Beijing Posts Surge in SARS Cases as Infection Fears Mount

314. New Email Virus Exploits SARS Epidemic Concerns

315. [Toronto Mayor] Lastman Hits The Roof [SARS]

316. Toronto Is Put Into 'Quarantine' Over SARS Outbreak

317. Canada Denies Toronto Unsafe For Travelers Because of SARS

318. Beijing Prevents SARS from Spreading Overseas



321. Who’s SAR-ry now? (a gay advocate's surprising take on AIDS and SARS)

322. List of States With SARS

323. US economy starting to feel effect of SARS


325. SARS cases reported in Israel.

326. Iraqi Information Minister Reports on SARS Outbreak!

327. FAQ on SARS The Mystery Virus: A Guide to Origins, Symptoms and Precautions You Can Take

40 posted on 04/27/2003 4:32:26 PM PDT by flutters (God Bless The USA)
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To: flutters
April 24, 2003

328. SARS Taking Toll on Asian Economies

329. Beijing Closes Hospital Amid SARS Scare (+ New Mortality Info)

330. The odds against SARS

331. Shanghai SARS Cases a State Secret (China caught in lies -- again)

332. State by state breakdown of SARS cases

333. SARS Death Rate Increases to 16% - 25% and the Mutating Virus Attacks Many Vital Organs

334. Toronto Trip Is a Concern(How SARS effects ballplayers)

335. China shuts down major hospital

336. Wall St. bans travel, quarantines workers to fight SARS

337. Hysteria grips a forbidden city at the epicentre of a killer virus

338. Airports scan for SARS victims' flushed faces

339. Chinese whispers

340. Long account of SARS in China

341. Premier: Ontario to compensate all those who've lost wages because of SARS quarantine

342. Flight Held at SFO Due to Sick Passenger (San Francisco)

343. The First Global Epidemic Of The 21st Century

344. Q & A: What Is This Disease And Why Is It So Deadly (SARS)

345. SARS outbreak in UK 'inevitable'

346. Nervous Shanghai steps up precautions


348. Orange County Issues SARS Alert (Florida)

349. Taiwan Gov. SARS Panic Traps 1000 People in Taipei Hospital [first hand Freeper report]


351. Anatomy of the deadly China syndrome

352. Impact of SARS devastating

353. Students banned from leaving Beijing

354. SARS temperature scans for all passengers leaving Changi Airport

355. Red China Health Turmoil Could Trigger Political Crisis

41 posted on 04/27/2003 4:33:48 PM PDT by flutters (God Bless The USA)
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To: flutters
April 25, 2003

356. Call It What It Is: Asian Flu

357. SARS Deaths in Philippines, Taiwan Hospital Sealed


359. Did SARS mutate from duck, pig feces?

360. America's first bio civil-defense drill: Tom Marzullo on lessons to be learned from SARS epidemic

361. WHO's kidding? -- (You're safe enough in Toronto, just watch out trying to get there)

362. WHO won't lift Toronto travel warning

363. Restaurants, Churches, Taxis And Bars Woo SARS Recluses

364. Six Months to Act

365. Hysteria Grips a Forbidden City at the Epicentre of a Killer Virus

366. WHO Says Not Lifting SARS Toronto Travel Warning

367. The first global epidemic of the 21st century: SARS

368. Mark Steyn: The system infected us

369. Risk of killer virus (SARS in Albania)

370. 4,000 Quarantined in Beijing as Suspected SARS Cases Climb

371. Scared of SARS, man slays sneezer

372. A sneeze that has shaken the world

373. SARS could doom China's leadership role

374. SARS fear prompts Placer Dome execs to use video for Toronto meeting

375. Beijing residents flee `savage attack against mankind'

376. Rural China may struggle to cope with Sars

377. SARS Virus Will Not Cause Pandemic: Expert

378. Hong Kong Unmasks In Slow Return To Normality (SARS)

379. SARS Threads and Information

380. Surviving SARS: Fear, worry were worst part

381. Probable SARS cases at Hill; patients recovered [Hill AFB, Utah]

382. SARS Much More Deadly Than First Estimated

383. Sars: A changing story line

384. Doctors say this isn?t the big one ? at least not yet

385. More about SARS More about SARS

386. Travel Insurers Will Not Pay Out For Treatment (SARS)

387. "Just euthanize us," workers say

388. "The Business Implications of SARS" (Comprehensive SARS article)

389. SARS 'Could Kill One in Seven"

42 posted on 04/27/2003 4:34:45 PM PDT by flutters (God Bless The USA)
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To: aristeides; per loin; EternalHope; Judith Anne; CathyRyan; Dog Gone; Petronski; InShanghai; ...
If you would like on or off this ping list please FReep Mail me.

April 26, 2003

390. HK deals with SARS patients not showing typical symptoms

391. SARS scare in South Texas

392. SARS may deny Airbus its goal: But company still hopes to beat Boeing on deliveries

393. Virus reaches rural China

394. U.S. media mock Toronto

395. 100 million cases of SARS within a year? (Excellent post from Brad Delong's website)

396. Man accused of ignoring health orders (He'd complained of SARS-like symptoms)

397. SARS in the Chinese countryside

398. Millions trapped as Beijing shuts gates

399. SARS a test run for more power (blistering attack on WHO)


401. We must quarantine China

402. Asian health ministers seek new SARS tactics

403. Many Ho Ping staff refuse to treat SARS victims

404. Three more SARS cases in India

405. Pilots to ignore Air India ultimatum [SARS]

406. Sars Panic 'Pleases Terrorists'

407. SARS OUTBREAK: Modelers Struggle to Grasp Epidemic's Potential Scope

408. Mystery illness kills 38 kids in Vietnam

409. Billion SARS cases feared

410. From China's Provinces, a Crafty Germ Spreads

411. 2 in U.S. May Have SARS After Canada Trip

412. WHO says all SARS cases and contacts must be found

413. SARS timebombs: fatal threat of the super-carriers

414. The Threat Posed by SARS is Unprecedented (The title is a direct quote from a WHO regional director)

415. Sars death rate 'higher'

416. Croatia turns back Chinese immigrants over SARS

417. Bio-Terror Warning

418. (New York) City's rushing to slam door on SARs Using bioterror plans to battle dead;y virus

419. Sars is not to be sneezed at, but …

420. Low earns medal in the SARS war

421. They Tell Us To Practise Sensible Hygene, But Hygene And Children Just Don't Mix (SARS)

422. Man hangs self, another dies inside isolated hospital [SARS]

423. More SARS deaths as expert warns of higher mortality rate

424. Super-spreaders fan SARS fears

425. The day the world caught a cold

426. Asia Seeks Screening as WHO Reconsiders Toronto

427. Today Taipei, Tomm. All of North America...Why the Taiwanese quarantine is vital.


429. The Truth About SARS

430. Local Company Patents Possible Treatment for SARS

43 posted on 04/27/2003 6:56:17 PM PDT by flutters (God Bless The USA)
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To: Betty Jo
Quarantine the whole world right now!

Works for me. I can stay at home and read FR all day; I'm a government employee, so I get paid either way. I imagine that other people with real jobs would probably find two weeks away from the office to be a real problem.

44 posted on 04/27/2003 7:01:23 PM PDT by Steel Wolf (Like water in a bucket.... calm but deadly...)
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To: flutters
Dang it. My links aren't working. I'll have to fix them tomorrow. I'll re-post them.
45 posted on 04/27/2003 7:11:13 PM PDT by flutters (God Bless The USA)
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To: flutters
Thanks for putting all the work into this, much appreciated.
46 posted on 04/27/2003 9:01:13 PM PDT by InShanghai (I was born on the crest of a wave, and rocked in the cradle of the deep.)
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To: flutters
The SARS thread is now at:
47 posted on 04/28/2003 8:48:53 PM PDT by flutters (God Bless The USA)
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