Thailand's Public Health Ministry will deploy more officials at checkpoints to curb the spread of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in view of the forthcoming Songkran (Water Festival) celebration.
B>BANGKOK:/BA World Health Organisation official yesterday praised Thailand#8217;s strict measures to halt the spread of a deadly flu-like illness, saying they would enable the country to contain a local outbreak should one occur.
The National Committee on Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) will discuss today whether to impose travel restrictions to the United States and Britain following their inclusion in the list of countries affected by the outbreak.
Malaysia wants the World Health Organisation to come up with better and clearer classifications to differentiate countries with local transmission of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) from those with #8220;imported cases.#8221;
Malaysia recorded another probable case of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) on Tuesday, bringing the total number in the country to six, said Health Ministry deputy director-general Datuk Dr Ismail Merican.
Malaysia is safe from local transmission of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. There have been no cases so far of patients down with probable or suspected SARS from local contacts, said Health Minister Datuk Chua Jui Meng.