SARS CASE REPORTED IN SINGAPORE

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MELBOURNE, Australia (Radio Australia, Sept. 10) - Singapore
health authorities say tests have shown that a local man has contracted SARS,
but say they believe it is an isolated case.

The World Health Organization says the case does not fit its
definition of the disease under its new guidelines and would not pose a public
health emergency.

The patient, a 27-year-old student, had been working on the West
Nile virus in a microbiology laboratory at the National University of Singapore.

Twenty-five people who had contact with him have been
quarantined.

Meanwhile Hong Kong, China and Taiwan, the three regions worst
hit by the outbreak, increased health checks on passengers from the city-state
as share prices dropped on local stock markets.

September 10, 2003

Radio Australia: www.abc.net.au/ra 

 

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