Airports on alert for new SARS-like virus

Discussion in 'General Discussion | Travel' started by sobore, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. sobore
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    Airports are now on alert for the possible entry of a severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)-like virus that may have come from the Middle East.

    Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 Quarantine Head Dr. Ali Agama said they were alerted after the World Health Organization released information that a 49-year-old male Qatari who had just travelled to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) showed symptoms last September 3.

    Four days later, he was admitted to an intensive care unit in Doha, Qatar. On Sept. 11, he was transferred to the UK by air ambulance from Qatar.

    The Health Protection Agency of the UK (HPA) conducted laboratory testing and later confirmed the presence of a "novel coronavirus". Coronaviruses cause the common cold and also SARS.

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    I have to stop watching Contagion whenever it comes on TV. That's just not good for me. :)
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