Skip to comments.Probable SARS In Ohio County(WV)
Posted on 05/23/2003 3:53:56 PM PDT by Dane
Last night, the man an Ohio County resident, collapsed in his home. He was taken to Wheeling Hospital. The man, whose name is not being released, showed symptoms of SARS. A nurse asked him if he had traveled, and he had recently been to Toronto, Canada. Christy Tarr, coordinator of infection control says they are keeping an eye on 11 employees that were in contact with the patient
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Not encouraging. We're getting leakage around the edges.
If they "can" spread SARS they'll be a problem.
It looks like they are wild and hunted over a good part of Asia and Europe besides being raised for food and pelts.
One article I read said they live well in the wild near human habitation and like to raid garbage,etc. around settled areas.
Thank you politicians who are more worried about short-term economic consequences instead of doing the right thing.
Dr. Mercer says the health department is keeping an eye on nearly twenty people who have been in contact with the man. He says they're asking those people to take their temperature twice a day. So far, Dr. Mercer says those people have not been asked to stay in isolation. Dr. Mercer says they're testing the patient's blood for antibodies that single SARS, he says it will take three weeks to find out if the man actually the virus. Wheeling Hospital say patients and visitors to the hospital are not at risk of contracting SARS.
The article makes a series of incongruous statements: (1) it's a probable case of SARS, (2) but no one's being quarantined, (3) the health dept won't have test results for 3 more weeks, (4) and don't worry, no others at the hospital are at risk.
Either they don't really think the guy has a "probable" case of SARS, or they're taking some incredible chances.
Of course, American and Mexican 'Indians' share the same such Mongolian genes.
B92, May 22, 2003
Scientists Discover Agent for Removing SARS from Skin
BELGRADE -- Scientists from the Vinca Nuclear Science Institute near Belgrade have discovered an agent able to remove the SARS virus from the skin and contaminated surfaces.
A statement released by the Vinca instituteТs laboratory for Multi-Disciplinary Research explains that experiments conducted on surface proteins of the SARS virus and its components led to the isolation of a material that can effectively link the virus on its surface.
The statement reads: The substance in question has been synthesized and researched by the Vinca Nuclear Science Institute for two decades.
When suspension of the substance comes into contact with skin contaminated by the SARS virus it literally Сtakes overТ the virus due to its greater affinity for linking the matter.
The institute stressed that this research had led to the discovery of an efficient and completely harmless agent, which can considerably help in the fight against the spread of infection by the SARS virus.
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