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  1. House Pets Can Catch, Spread SARS

    Oct. 29, 2003 -- The number of animals harboring the virus that causes SARS may be much larger than once thought, and some of them might be in your own home. New research shows that common house pets such as cats and ferrets may easily become infected with the SARS virus and spread the disease to ot

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  2. Red Wine Ingredient May Fight COPD

    Oct. 27, 2003 -- The same ingredient in red wine that makes it healthy for your heart may also be good for your lungs. A new study shows resveratrol, a compound found in the skins of red fruits such as grapes, may slow down the inflammatory process involved in the lung disease COPD (chronic obstruct

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  3. Lessons of SARS Outweigh Disease Itself

    Oct. 7, 2003 -- Despite the hype, the lessons of the first SARS outbreak are likely to overshadow the significance of the disease itself, according to a new report. Researchers say the SARS outbreak probably received more media attention than it warranted compared with other, much more prevalent and

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  4. Will SARS' Past Predict Its Future?

    Sept. 26, 2003 -- Normally at this time of year, health officials would be gearing up for the annual cold and flu season. But this year, there is a new player in the respiratory illness game that has the experts bracing for the worst -- SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome). When the weather turn

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  5. Mystery Pneumonia Hits Troops Overseas

    Sept. 11, 2003 -- Severe mystery pneumonia has killed two U.S. soldiers in Iraq and sent 17 others deployed around the globe to the hospital. The disease isn't tied to any one place, time, or military unit. And in 1997 -- before the current Iraq deployment -- it struck two U.S. soldiers training in

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  6. World Trade Center Plume Was Highly Toxic

    Sept. 10, 2003 -- Breathing dust wasn't the only risk that people in the immediate area of the collapsed World Trade Center encountered. As the rubble smoldered, toxic particles created by the fire rose into the air, and into the lungs of many. For several months after Sept. 11, 2001, a team of rese

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  7. New Criteria Halves U.S. SARS Cases

    July 18, 2003 -- The number of SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) cases reported in the U.S. has dropped by half, thanks to a new case definition that excludes those who test negatively for the SARS virus. The new totals include 175 suspect cases and 36 probable cases currently being monitored

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  8. SARS Virus Could Return in Autumn

    July 16, 2003 -- The current SARS outbreak may be contained, but some experts say the SARS virus likely could return in the fall and join the ranks of other seasonal illnesses, like the common cold and influenza. A series of editorials published in the online edition of Journal of Epidemiology and C

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  9. SARS Outbreak Now Officially Contained

    July 8, 2003 -- More than 20 days have passed since the last new SARS case was reported in Taiwan, and officials say that means the chain of person-to-person transmission of the deadly disease has been broken. Although the current threat of SARS may be gone, health officials say the lessons of SARS

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  10. WHO Removes Toronto From SARS List

    July 2, 2003 -- With no new SARS cases reported in the last 20 days in Toronto, Canada, the World Health Organization (WHO) has now removed the city from its list of areas affected by SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome). Taiwan is now the only remaining area where the WHO believes there is a ri

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