Second SARS suspect fuels worry in India

by Medindia Content Team on  April 9, 2003 at 6:28 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
Second SARS suspect fuels worry in India
After the country reported a new suspected case of the disease fears of the deadly SARS virus grew in India. This happened hours after doctors gave the cleared a woman suspected of being India's first SARS case. In Hyderabed a 48-year-old software worker was immediately admitted to a hospital after he arrived from Australia via Singapore. He had symptoms of high fever, cough and cold similar to those of the deadly SARS virus.

Airport authorities in Delhi said they planned to segregate flights coming in from east and southeast Asia, where most SARS cases have been reported, to ensure passengers on those flights do not come in contact with other sections of the airport. Health department officials say they are confident of preventing the entry of the virus. They also confirmed that hospitals are ready to treat patient even if new cases are reported. India, relatively relaxed so far about the spread of SARS however in recent days has started screening of passengers arriving at its international airports with extended care.

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