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Nation 04 May 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Go straight to designated hospitals, says doctor

People who believe that they could have Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) should go directly to designated hospitals set up specifically to deal with the illness instead of private clinics or hospitals.

AseanPlus News 02 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

Experts announce breakthrough in decoding SARS virus

CHINESE scientists have announced a breakthrough in decoding the evolutionary pattern of the coronavirus, which caused the worldwide outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) last year.

World 14 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Mad cow type diseases may spread in urine - study

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The agent that causes mad cow disease, scrapie and chronic wasting disease in deer and elk may sometimes be spread through urine, Swiss researchers reported on Thursday.

World 27 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

Venison may carry mad cow-like agent, study finds

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The muscles of deer affected by a mad cow-like disease carry the infectious prions that spread the illness, meaning that venison could potentially spread the agent to humans, researchers reported on Thursday.

World 18 Apr 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

Mad-cow firewall has gaps, US consumer groups say

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One of the main safeguards against mad cow disease, a ban on using cattle parts in cattle feed, is ineffective or is not enforced strictly, two U.S. consumer groups said on Monday in light of a new case of the fatal bovine ailment in Canada.

World 17 Jun 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

EXCLUSIVE - Hog farmers wary of reporting new flu-OIE

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It will be difficult to boost surveillance of hogs for the new pandemic strain of H1N1 flu unless farmers are confident they won't be penalized if the disease is found in their barns, an official with the World Organisation for Animal Health said on Tuesday.

World 07 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

Swine flu mild for now, but could worsen

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The new pandemic of H1N1 swine flu is causing a strong second wave of disease in many Northern Hemisphere countries, according to the World Health Organization.

World 24 Apr 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

Instant View - Mad cow disease found in California

(Reuters) - The U.S. Agriculture Department confirmed on Tuesday that it found a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease, the nation's fourth, in a dairy cow in California.

World 24 Apr 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

Instant View - Mad cow disease found in California

(Reuters) - The U.S. Agriculture Department confirmed on Tuesday that it found a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease, the nation's fourth, in a dairy cow in California.

Nation 19 Mar 2015 | 8:13 AM Premium

Fighting the dengue scourge

KUALA LUMPUR: An estimated 2.5 billion people are at risk of dengue globally and about 1.8 billion of the population reside in the Asia Pacific region.