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Nation 11 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Estimate ‘not cause for alarm’

The public should not be alarmed by the increase in World Health Organisation's (WHO) estimate of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) mortality rate, a senior consultant virologist said.

AseanPlus News 10 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Toll up as mystery over SARS deepens

B>BEIJING/B>: The spread of SARS seems to be slowing here and in Hong Kong but accelerating in Taiwan, while separate studies in Singapore suggest the virus may have been in humans longer than first thought and now could be killing more men than women.

AseanPlus News 09 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

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.

Nation 05 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

UKM and IMR to jointly research virus

Joint research on the SARS virus by University Kebangsaan Malaysia#8217;s Institute of Genomics and Molecular Biology and the Institute for Medical Research (IMR) will start as soon as the equipment required to do DNA sequencing of the virus is obtained.

Letters 04 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Credibility test for Asean

B>JAKARTA:/BJust as Asean was picking up the pieces and putting in place major initiatives to integrate the region and make it globally competitive after the financial crisis of 1997, the economic slowdown of the new millennium and last year's Bali bombing, another challenge, this time from an unknown and mutant microbe, has reared its head.

Lifestyle 01 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

High rate of survival

Virologist Prof Datuk Dr Lam Sai Kit, whose team was credited with the discovery of the Nipah virus, allays public fears and misconceptions over the SARS virus. S.S. YOGA reports.

Health 01 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

High rate of survival

Virologist Prof Datuk Dr Lam Sai Kit, whose team was credited with the discovery of the Nipah virus, allays public fears and misconceptions over the SARS virus. S.S. YOGA reports.

AseanPlus News 30 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Singapore stays cautious

Singapore said yesterday it was too early to say its outbreak of the deadly SARS virus had peaked as hospitals nationwide turned away visitors to try to curb the disease.

AseanPlus News 28 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Markets to close for mass cleaning

B>SINGAPORE:/BSingapore will close dozens of food markets today for a mass cleaning to curb the spread of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), as three new cases and a 19th death showed the virus spreading despite aggressive counter-measures.

Health 27 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Cutting SIDS risk

These days, most parents put infants to sleep on their backs, successfully cutting the death rate from sudden infant death syndrome by 44% since 1992. Now a study has found that even one lapse from this routine can increase a baby's risk of death.