- SINGAPORE -- Singapore health
officials confirmed on Monday that a local patient has tested positive
for severe acute respiratory syndrome, or Sars.
- Ministry of Health spokesman Bey Mui Leng, told The Associated
Press that initial tests of a local man 'proved positive for the Sars virus.'
- 'We are repeating the test again tonight,' she said.
- The last reported case of the deadly respiratory illness
here occurred in early May.
- Singapore has been on alert against a possible second
outbreak of Sars, which killed 33 people and sickened 328 earlier this
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- From Patricia Doyle, PhD
- It will be VERY interesting to keep a record of how many
SARS cases that re-emerge will be in patients who have had SARS previously.
- I also note that the Promed Moderator chooses to use
words like suspected regarding this case of SARS. Diagnosing SARS will
be very unpopular this time around. I suspect we shall hear SARS LIKE illness
in place of SARS.