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Two new suspect SARS cases reported

Two new suspect cases of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) were reported as of Tuesday evening.

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Global SARS deaths pass the 500 mark

B>BEIJING:/BThe global death toll from SARS passed 500 Thursday after China reported five more deaths from an illness the government is trying desperately to stop spreading out of control in the countryside.

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Rural hospitals told to prepare to renovate facilities

B>BEIJING:/BChina, fearful that SARS could sweep through its countryside, has ordered rural authorities to prepare to renovate their dilapidated hospitals and health facilities, the official Xinhua news agency said.

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Hospitals to carry out electronic tracking

PEOPLE entering a Singapore public hospital will soon have their every movement electronically tracked and recorded in an effort to curb the spread of SARS, government officials said yesterday.

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WHO: Malaysia learnt from Nipah outbreak

Malaysia's experience in dealing with the Nipah virus has helped stop the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) from spreading locally, said the World Health Organisation (WHO).

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Dr M back at work after leave

Compiled by K.S. Usha Devi; May 5 to May 10

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Nurses remain free of deadly disease

None of the 50,000-odd registered nurses in the country have been infected by Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), thanks to the infectious disease control protocol and guidelines imposed by the Health Ministry.

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Malaysia to host WHO meeting on SARS

More than 1,000 scientists from all over the world will meet in Malaysia next month for the World Health Organisation's (WHO) Global Scientific Meeting on SARS.

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Three health workers quarantined in Penang

Three healthcare workers at the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) isolation wards in Penang Hospital have been put under observation, state health director Dr Azmi Shapie said Thursday.

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Outbreak at hospital may not be SARS

SINGAPORE may yet be declared SARS-free by Sunday. Early test results for some of the patients and healthcare workers from the Institute of Mental Health (IMH), who are down with fever, show they caught a virulent strain of the flu bug and not the SARS virus.