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- 'Atypical pneumonia' kills two in China: A husband and wife have died in a Beijing hospital, but it is unknown whether these cases are related to the South China SARS outbreak. [Radio Australia News]
- Airlines Go On Alert Over Mystery Pneumonia: Flight crews are told to screen out sick passengers. [Independent Online]
- Breakthrough in Fight Against Super-Pneumonia: A diagnostic test for the virus, with information and related stories and links. [New Scientist]
- CBC News: Disclosure - Dead Silence: The Chinese government was accused of failing to disclose the outbreak of SARS, but where was the World Health Organization in all of this?
- CBC News: SARS - The Mystery Illness: Background information, worldwide and Canadian disease statistics, and archived news stories from this public network.
- CNN Special Report: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome: Latest news reports, with symptoms list, media, and links.
- Canadian Content - Toronto and the aftermath of SARS: Looks at the aftermath of the Canadian SARS epidemic in 2003.
- Canadian scientists identify specific virus in samples from six SARS patients: The finding of human metapneumovirus (a paramyxovirus) only adds to the mystery.
- China's SARS Problem, and Ours: How China's totalitarian government put the rest of the world at risk to the new virus. [The Daily Standard]
- Deadly Pneumonia Hurts Tourism in Hong Kong: Slower business at hotels and restaurants is a bad sign for a city already struggling to climb out of a recession. [Voice of America (VOA)]
- Deadly Pneumonia Spreads: "A deadly form of pneumonia is moving rapidly around the world as travellers from parts of Asia spread the disease, creating new suspected cases in Britain, Germany, Australia and the United States." [The Toronto Star]
- Deadly Virus Infects Five People Who Toured Beijing: Members of a tour `group` have fallen ill after returning to Hong Kong. [Reuters]
- Do Surgical Masks Stop SARS?: Analysis showing that common masks offer only limited protection, but that the perception of protection may be more important. [Slate]
- Doctor Alleges Beijing Cover-Up Over SARS Crisis: A senior Chinese physician accused his government yesterday of covering up details of the spread of the SARS virus in Beijing, raising fears that the crisis may be worse than previously thought. [The Scotsman]
- Executive Order on Quarantinable Diseases: Statement from US HHS director that the Public Health Service has added SARS to the list of quarantinable communicable diseases, in order to keep all options open.
- Fears Mount Over Deadly Bug: Hong Kong establishes quarantine camps as a deadly pneumonia virus claims more victims. [BBC News]
- Fears Spread Over Deadly Virus: Health officials struggle to contain the spread of a "mystery illness" reported across continents. [BBC News]
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- Killer Bug Looks Like a Virus: Overview of the severe acute respiratory syndrome. [Wired News]
- Looking beyond SARS: Features audio clips of the radio program series, a fact sheet and timeline on SARS, commentary, and links to related coverage. By NPR National Public Radio.
- Mysterious Illness may be New Disease: Reviews what is known so far about the disease. [San Francisco Chronicle]
- Mystery Illness Continues to Spread: Review of SARS cases and possible causes. [MSNBC]
- Mystery Outbreak's Global Reach Grows: Update on the spreading disease. [The Atlanta Journal-Constitution]
- New England Journal of Medicine: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS): Early release of several articles dealing with the outbreak in Hong Kong and Canada.
- New York Times: Science Special - Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome: Archived news coverage. (Free registration required.)
- New germ may be cause of killer 'flumonia': Overview of what is known so far. [Independent Online]
- New suspect in super-pneumonia outbreak: Several labs have found a coronavirus in SARS patients. One possibility is that the disease might be caused by both that and the previously isolated paramyxovirus acting in tandem. [New Scientist]
- Officials Say Fatal Asia Malady Could be a Flu or a New Virus: "A deadly, mysterious respiratory illness spread largely among health care workers in Asia could be a new strain of flu or even an exotic virus passed from animals to people, a health official said yesterday." [The Star-Ledger]
- People's Daily: SARS in China and Abroad: Archived news coverage, including interviews with cured patients, details of cooperation with the WHO, and discussion of the measures that have prevented the spread of the disease.
- Pneumonia Causes Panic in Guangdong Province: In the absence of official information, rumors magnified the epidemic out of proportion. [bmj.com, formerly British Medical Journal]
- Researchers May Have Pinpointed Virus Behind Mystery Ailment: Update on the viral research into the etiology of SARS. [Canadian Press]
- SARS Affects the Health of Air Travel: Examines the affects that fear of the disease is having on international airlines. [About.com]
- SARS News - Topix.net: News on SARS collected from diverse sources on the web.
- SARS Reference: Online textbook reviewing available medical information.
- SARS Toll Rises to 78 Worldwide: The epidemic has been brought under control in China, and good hygiene will prevent further spread in Hong Kong. [Shanghai Daily]
- Sars Victim Who Infected 133 Will Remain in Quarantine: Authorities consider what to do with one of the disease's earliest victims. [The Independent Newspaper] [Fee required to read full article.]
- School closed after three students fall ill: A Scarborough elementary school has been closed for the rest of the week after three kindergarten students came down with fevers. Officials stress that the fevers are not known to be SARS. [The Toronto Star]
- Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome - Topix.net: News on the disease.
- Status of the SARS outbreak: Overview of events since recognition of this outbreak as major global concern. Explains why this is more serious than outbreaks of other new infectious diseases in the last years. [WHO]
- Sydney Morning Herald: SARS: Special coverage of the outbreak, with emphasis on Australian cases and Asian travel issues.
- TIME Asia: Living in a Hot Zone: Jim Erickson looks at the outbreak's medical and economic repercussions.
- Taiwan demands separate representation in WHO pneumonia outbreak: Because China blocks international agencies from recognizing Taiwan, the World Health Organization has never been able to help the island cope with epidemics. [China Post]
- The Deadly Effects of Suppressed Info: The new, sometimes fatal, pneumonia-like disease got a head start in China because the country lacks a free press to dig out the truth. [BusinessWeek Online]
- The SARS Farce: Opinion that the small number of cases in Hong Kong's massive population does not justify the widespread panic and disruption that fear of the virus is causing. [spiked]
- Virus Causing Deadly Pneumonia Revealed: Indications that Acute Respiratory Syndrome is a member of the paramyxovirus family. [New Scientist]
- World Gears up for 'Killer Flu': Disease information and containment efforts. [News24]
- World Put on Alert for Severe Pneumonia: Announcement of the global alert issued by the World Health Organization. [New Scientist]
- Yahoo! News Full Coverage: SARS: Hub for hundreds of news articles and stories.
- washingtonpost.com: SARS: News coverage from the Associated Press and staff reporters, including local stories from the Washington, DC, US metropolitan area.
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