Safety and Public Health News

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4/27/2003
SARS Roundup: April 27, 2003

    China closes theaters as death toll climbs
    WHO may reconsider Toronto travel ban
    Two possible cases from Toronto monitored in U.S.
    China's health minister fired
    Cruise ship lines issue SARS ban
    Virus test inconclusive

4/26/2003
SARS Roundup: April 26, 2003

    Two possible cases from Toronto tested in U.S.
    China's health minister fired
    Cruise ship lines issue SARS ban
    Virus test inconclusive

4/25/2003
SARS Roundup: April 25, 2003

China introduces tougher measures to control disease's spread

4/24/2003
SARS Roundup: April 24, 2003

Disease may be more deadly than previously thought

4/17/2003
U.S. Revises 'Probable' SARS Estimates Downward

Of 208 suspected cases, only 35 fit the case definition, CDC says

4/15/2003
Home Evacuation Guide

What to do if you have to leave your home

4/10/2003
Coronavirus Causes SARS, Studies Say

Experts conclude they're dealing with a new bug

4/4/2003
Face Masks of Questionable Value Against SARS

Experts don't think respiratory illness is spread through casual contact

4/2/2003
SARS Cases Rise to 85 in United States

Health experts advise against nonessential travel to hard-hit areas of Asia

3/28/2003
U.S. SARS Cases: An Emerging Picture

Health officials reveal little about the 51 suspected cases in 21 states

3/28/2003
Real-Time War Can Create Homefront Guilt

It's OK not to obsessively watch the TV coverage, experts say

3/27/2003
Second Heart Death Tied to Smallpox Vaccine

CDC also reports 10 cases of heart inflammation in military

3/26/2003
More May Be at Risk from Smallpox Inoculations

Study: Half of hospital patients could get secondary infections

3/26/2003
SARS Global Toll More Than 1,200 as China Releases Its Numbers

34 died in Guangdong province, which had 792 cases, official says

3/25/2003
War's Stress Takes a Toll on the Homefront

Some healthful guidelines if your stress or anxiety level is increasing

3/24/2003
Suspected U.S. SARS Cases Now 39

Health officials now think new virus is behind mysterious respiratory illness

3/22/2003
The Sneeze Felt Around the World?

Deadly respiratory illness seems to have started in a specific spot

3/22/2003
U.S. Issues Travel Warning on Respiratory Illness

22 suspected cases being probed in 12 U.S. states

3/21/2003
Preparing for the War at Home

Some tips in case the worst happens

3/20/2003
N.Y. Joins 10 Other U.S. States With Suspected SARS Cases

15 people in U.S. have possible symptoms of the deadly global respiratory illness.

3/20/2003
Antibiotics Were Overprescribed Amid Anthrax Scare

FDA says tens of thousands received unnecessary prescriptions

3/20/2003
Cooking Fires

Prevent flare-ups when deep frying food

3/20/2003
U.S. Troops Equipped for Battle Health Hazards

Soldiers in war with Iraq protected against biological, chemical threats, experts say

3/19/2003
11 in U.S. Now Possible SARS Cases

CDC widens health alert on deadly illness

3/18/2003
3/18/2003
5 More Countries Eyed for Deadly Respiratory Illness

World health officials investigating possible cases in England, France, Israel, Slovenia and Australia; Hong Kong toll now 111

3/17/2003
If an Anthrax Attack Should Happen...

Study outlines best strategies to limit deaths

3/17/2003
U.S. Monitoring 14 in Respiratory Illness Alert

CDC officials say four cases are 'under scrutiny'

3/17/2003
Health Officials Think Respiratory Illness Could Be Virus

Hong Kong doubles its victim numbers as toll in at least eight countries continues to mount.

3/16/2003
Deadly Respiratory Illness Prompts U.S., Global Alerts

WHO issues emergency travel advisory, CDC alerts state and local health officials as fatalities from mystery illness increase in growing number of nations.

3/15/2003
Global, U.S. Health Alerts Go Out for Mystery Respiratory Illness

WHO issues emergency travel advisory, CDC alerts state and local health officials as list of nations reporting respiratory syndrome cases continues to increase.

3/11/2003
Researchers Developing Pill to Treat Smallpox

Could be used in people who can't be vaccinated

3/11/2003
Plain Old Soap and Water Washes Away Anthrax

Study finds technique works best, while alcohol wipes don't

3/10/2003
Playing It Safe with Meds

New brochure advises consumers on drug safety

3/7/2003
Confronting the Health Threats of the Post-9/11 World

U.S. health official outlines progress against bioterrorism

3/4/2003
Children With Immune Problems at Greater Bioterror Risk

Doctors warn that even smallpox vaccine poses threat

2/28/2003
Internet Kids

Make rules for online time

2/27/2003
First Moderate Reaction to Smallpox Jab Reported

Nurse breaks out in pustules, one of 3 affected

2/24/2003
Terror Alert

Preparing for emergencies can reduce your anxiety

2/18/2003
Sharp Shooter

Tips for safe hunting

2/17/2003
Short Circuit

Monitor your home electrical wiring system

2/14/2003
Helping Kids Cope With a Suddenly Unsafe World

Experts offer parents tips on preventing anxiety

2/11/2003
Driving on Ice

Winter weather driving can be hazardous

2/11/2003
Humidity Test May Unmask Anthrax Spores

Faster identification could save lives, researchers say

2/8/2003
Smallpox Info on Internet

Web site provides details about smallpox and vaccine

2/7/2003
Health Workers Balk at Smallpox Vaccinations

Cite medical, financial, political reasons for not lining up

1/28/2003
Cell Phones: Hands-Free Not Risk-Free

Use of phones while driving cuts attention, response time

1/22/2003
Snow Mobile Safety

Equip your snow mobile as you would your car

1/17/2003
New Test Diagnoses Plague Quickly

Seen as boon in fight against bioterrorism attack

1/17/2003
Panel Urges Informed Consent on Smallpox Vaccine

Recipients should know medical, financial risks