no longer poses a credible threat and human-to-human transmission of H5N1 has not been well delineated, our experiences with these 2 pathogens demonstrate how a sentinel laboratory can effectively intervene in the initial phases of a public health threat.
The Prince of Wales Hospital cluster showed a northwest-southwest trend of disease spread that extended over most of Hong Kong (visitors to SARS
patients at Prince of Wales Hospital spread the disease as they returned home, the authors observed).
The BHPIV3 virus replicated in the respiratory tracts of all the animals, but only those monkeys that received the S-protein gene developed antibodies against the SARS
virus, the scientists report in the June 26 Lancet.
It died out somewhat when SARS
did, but was revived last fall with the publication of The Last Defense Line: Concerns About the Loss of Chinese Genes by Tong Zheng, a business consultant with no medical background.
Exclusion Criteria A case may be excluded as a SARS
report under investigation (SARS
RUI), including as a CDC-defined probable SARS
-CoV case, if any of the following apply: * An alternative diagnosis can explain the illness fully **, or * Antibody to SARS
-CoV is undetectable in a serum specimen obtained >28 days after onset of illness [double dagger], or * The case was reported on the basis of contact with a person who was excluded subsequently as a case of SARS
-CoV disease; then the reported case also is excluded, provided other epidemiologic of laboratory criteria are not present.
symptoms may include chills, headache, aching body, loss of appetite, muscle stiffness, and "feeling bad.
To study the relative usefulness of plasma SARS
-CoV measurement at different stages of the disease, we collected serial plasma samples from these eight pediatric SARS
patients and subjected them to SARS
hit, the authoritarian proclivities of Singapore's government were channeled into aggressive quarantines.
ABM has developed an 11-point SARS
Response Protocol for property managers and their cleaning contractors to serve as a guide to prevent and respond to potential SARS
Close contact within 10 days of symptoms to a person with suspected or known SARS
Chinas handling of SARS
has sparked an interesting debate among Western observers.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials are offering the same SARS
prevention tips to HIV-positive people that they recommend to the public at large, said spokeswoman Karen Hunter.