Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 79 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 20-Mar-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 21-Mar-2003
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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) - Preliminary findings suggest a viral cause
Research teams at two laboratories, in Germany and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China, have detected particles of a virus from the Paramyxoviridae family in samples taken from patients with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).  more

Case definitions for Surveillance of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
Get the latest case definitions, as of March 18, 2003, from the World Health Organization more


Management of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
How to treat SARS patients, how to treat suspect patients, what isolation procedures to follow... recently updated from CDC and WHO more

Summary of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Cases: Canada & International
As of 18 March 2003, a total of eight adults with SARS have been reported in Ontario and British Columbia. All cases have occurred in persons who have traveled to Hong Kong or their close contacts.  more

Few treatments exist for common allergies, but symptom management may relieve patient suffering
While no studies have found effective treatments for allergic rhinitis, common allergies that affect more than 19 million U.S. workers each year, a review of the scientific literature confirms that some patients can take steps to relieve symptoms, according to a new evidence report released today by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.  more

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