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  3. by   CountrifiedRN
    Thanks for that link. Sounds pretty scary.
  4. by   RN2B2005
    Thanks for the link....I hit the CDC site Saturday night after the 'mystery illness' hit the evening news.

    The thing that worries me is, the people who have died or become seriously ill are healthy adults, not individuals who are otherwise debilitated. This was a hallmark of the 1917 global flu pandemic.
  5. by   oramar
    Is it a good sign that we have not heard anything new from the CDC about this in last 24 hours? Or has war news just pushed it off front page?
  6. by   oramar
    Oh dear, I posted that remark about no news is good news and then they hold a news conference.
  7. by   ayemmeff
    BBC News

    Looks like we have a possible case here now
  8. by   CountrifiedRN
    Just wondering, have any hospitals discussed this with staff, or given any additional precautions to be taken if a case is suspected?
  9. by   Cadensmom
    We received an email today at work in regards to this. It basically said if someone has respiratory symptoms and has had contact with somebody who has recently traveled out of the states we are to isolate them imediately, contact infection control and gown, glove, wear a N95 mask and eye protection while around the patient. BTW I am in Arizona.
  10. by   oramar
    ayemmeff, thanks for link, that is first I heard of case in UK. Cadensmom, do you realize that even if you act very quickly to suspected case you will have already been exposed.
  11. by   TX Guy
    I just heard on the news that they have it in Toronto Canada.

    It's getting pretty close to home.

  12. by   Cascadians
    SARS has so far proven to be a terrible threat to the health care personnel working with the patients. Also, it has been instructive in watching a "new" disease make itself known.

    For updated news articles and excellent commentary, read related threads on

    beginning with
    [Hlth] **Heads Up** WHO issues global alert on new form of pneumonia

    The USA locations being watched for possible SARS cases at the moment of this posting are:

    New York
    Los Angeles
  13. by   sixes
    I posted these links on another thread.
    this is pretty scary stuff. will it be paandemic of 1917? Hope not.
    It's in Toronto. I live about 8.5 hours north of there but it is scary.

    Hope everyone is having a nice day. Spring has arrived in the North. It's bright and sunny
  14. by   K O'Malley
    I just read that there were a couple of suspected cases in Illinois. It does seem like a terrible threat to hospital workers. I wonder if those workers who have become ill did wear masks and gowns. Scary!