Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 138 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 18-May-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 19-May-2003
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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS): Literature review
The full text of all articles in this collection from the New England Journal of Medicine is provided free by the journal. This list of articles and resources provide some of the best science regarding SARS to date.  more

Guidance for Mass Gatherings: Hosting persons arriving from an area with recent local transmission of SARS
Over the past few weeks, the enormous amount of information now available on SARS and the increasing awareness of the general public of SARS may have led to irrational behaviour and the exclusion of people coming from an area with recent local transmission of SARS.  more


WHO recommendations on SARS and blood safety
These guidelines are constantly reviewed and updated, as new information becomes available. These are compiled to provide a generic basis on which national health authorities may wish to develop guidelines applicable to their own particular circumstances.  more

No evidence that SARS stems from farm animals
The spread of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) virus has caused major concern around the world. There has been media speculation that intensive livestock production might be a breeding ground for the virus. more

Cluster of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome cases among protected health-care workers --- Toronto, Canada, April 2003
Infections among health-care workers (HCWs) have been a common feature of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) since its emergence. The majority of these infections have occurred in locations where infection-control precautions either had not been instituted or had been instituted but were not followed.  more

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