HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Consequences of SARS revealed

2 years after the world first became aware of a new form of fatal pneumonia, some of the extraordinary and unexpected consequences of the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak of 20022003 are revealed in a series of articles in the November issue of The Lancet Infectious Diseases.

In 2003, there were 8098 SARS cases in 29 countries with 774 deaths. Places worst affected by SARS were unprepared to deal with the scale of the local epidemic. As described by Sue Lim and colleagues (University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada,), when SARS arrived in Toronto in March 2003, there was no centralised public health system in Ontario, and the province's 37 public health units operated quite independently of each other. Hospital staff were particularly vulnerable to infection, but with 211 hospitals in Ontario alone requiring supplies of protection and isolation equipment, these quickly ran out. Among the unpredictable effects of SARS were a reduction in income for some hospital workers, because those staff that normally worked shifts at several institutions were forced to choose one institution at which to work during the outbreak. Through tracing the contacts of SARS patient, the Toronto authorities identified 23103 people who required quarantine, which represented almost 1% of the population of the city.

In Taiwan, as described by Mei-Shang Ho and Ih-Jen Su, 211945 people were quarantined for 1014 days because of suspected contact with SARS cases, which, similar to Toronto, is almost 1% of the population of Taiwan. However, quarantine was subsequently replaced as a control strategy in Taiwan because only 133 (0.06%) of those quarantined developed probable or suspected SARS, and most confirmed cases became infected in a hospital setting. The problems and solutions encountered during the SARS epidemic have had a beneficial consequence for Taiwanese authorities in that they have helped planning for an influenza pandemic. Should such a pandem
'"/>

Contact: Joe Santangelo
j.santangelo@elsevier.com
1-212-633-3810
Lancet
3-Nov-2004


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. The Health Consequences Of Nuclear Arms Trade In The Subcontinent Should Not Be Overlooked
2. Stark differences in care at top US hospitals revealed
3. Risks of HRT could have been revealed much earlier
4. Major inequalities in access to kidney transplant waiting list revealed
5. Subversive strep bug strategy revealed
6. Symphony of memory formation revealed
7. Genetics of familial atrial fibrillation revealed, Science researchers report
8. Cancer revealed: New $10M grant establishes cancer imaging center
9. Mechanism behind stuttering revealed
10. More clues about obesity revealed by brain-imaging study
11. Why heart transplant patients resume smoking revealed in University of Pittsburgh study

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Consequences SARS revealed

(Date:10/31/2014)... 31, 2014 This Method to ... health effects for practitioners. , The Hypopresive ... of Science and Movement specializing in physical rehabilitation. ... pelvic floor reeducation that traditional abdominal exercises after ... Recti, Prolepses, etc. , The Hipopressives exercises pull ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... October 31, 2014 Activz Whole-Food ... Activz Silver line offering natural silver healing support† ... over a century, silver has been used to support ... Silver products is the most advanced version available. This ... unique chemical structure that supports the existing healing mechanisms ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep apnea may make it ... you parked your car or left your house keys, a ... sleep apnea showed that this ability -- called spatial memory ... (REM) sleep, even when other stages of sleep weren,t affected. ... dreams typically occur. "We,ve shown for the first time ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... New research suggests that insomnia is a major contributor ... unintentional fatal injuries. The results underscore the importance of ... Healthy Sleep Awareness Project. , Results show that the ... manner with the number of insomnia symptoms present. People ... more likely to die from a fatal injury than ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... Santa Barbara, CA (PRWEB) October 31, 2014 ... for holiday shoppers to find affordable but tasteful gifts for ... special 22nd Annual Early Bird Gift Giving Special , ... percent off when they purchase Wine Club Gift membership. ... to take advantage of this special. Besides offering discounts, Gold ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Super Models and European Celebrities’ Secret Flat Tummy System Comes to America 2Health News:Super Models and European Celebrities’ Secret Flat Tummy System Comes to America 3Health News:New Collection of Nano-particle Natural Silver Products by Activz Whole-Food Nutrition 2Health News:New Collection of Nano-particle Natural Silver Products by Activz Whole-Food Nutrition 3Health News:New Collection of Nano-particle Natural Silver Products by Activz Whole-Food Nutrition 4Health News:Sleep Apnea May Steal Some of Your Memory: Study 2Health News:Insomnia increases risk of motor vehicle deaths, other fatal injuries 2Health News:Gold Medal Wine Club now offering Early Bird Gift Giving Special for Holidays 2
(Date:10/30/2014)... N.Y. , Oct. 30, 2014  Misonix, Inc. ... device company that designs, manufactures and markets innovative therapeutic ... specialties, announced today that it will report financial results ... November 6, 2014. The Company has scheduled a conference ... 4:30 pm ET to review the results. ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... , Oct. 30, 2014  Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ... the future executive leadership team and organizational structure of ... transaction.  Zimmer also announced that the combined organization will ... be named Zimmer Biomet, with the new brand to ... closing of the merger.  The future leadership team is ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... 30, 2014  The number of retail health clinics ... growing steadily, thanks to drug store chains, according to ... the economic downturn, retail clinic growth had been at ... as the number of retail clinics reached nearly 1,600 ... Clinics Market Overview and 2014 Consumer Survey Results .  ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Misonix, Inc. To Report First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results On Thursday, November 6, 2014 2Zimmer Announces Executive Leadership Team and New Name of Combined Company Following Closing 2Zimmer Announces Executive Leadership Team and New Name of Combined Company Following Closing 3Zimmer Announces Executive Leadership Team and New Name of Combined Company Following Closing 4Zimmer Announces Executive Leadership Team and New Name of Combined Company Following Closing 5Zimmer Announces Executive Leadership Team and New Name of Combined Company Following Closing 6Zimmer Announces Executive Leadership Team and New Name of Combined Company Following Closing 7Zimmer Announces Executive Leadership Team and New Name of Combined Company Following Closing 8Zimmer Announces Executive Leadership Team and New Name of Combined Company Following Closing 9Report: Drugstore Chains Drive Retail Clinic Growth 2Report: Drugstore Chains Drive Retail Clinic Growth 3
Cached News: