Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome

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What we learned from SARS, according to ex-DOH chief Manuel Dayrit

Jan 24, 2020 - 5:37 PM

Rappler speaks to former health secretary Manuel Dayrit, who was known as the SARS czar when the disease hit China, Hong Kong, and other parts of the world in 2003

SURVEILLANCE. The Bureau of Quarantine monitors the thermal scanner of passengers arriving from international flights at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay City on January 23, 2020 amid the reports of new strain of Coronavirus from China and spreading to other countries. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Are we ready for a contagion?

Jan 22, 2020 - 3:00 PM

Lessons learned

DOH probes suspected case of novel coronavirus in Cebu City

Jan 21, 2020 - 1:39 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says the suspected case involves a 5-year-old Chinese boy who arrived in Cebu City from Wuhan, China

DOH PRESSER. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III (right)with WHO Country Represenattive Dr Rabindra Abetasinghe briefs the media on January 21, 2020. Photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappler

WHO to hold emergency meeting as SARS-like virus spreads in Asia

Jan 20, 2020 - 11:38 PM

(3rd UPDATE) An 89-year-old man has become the fourth person to die from the virus in China, authorities say Tuesday

MYSTERY VIRUS. A man leaves the Wuhan Medical Treatment Center, where a man who died from a respiratory illness was confined, in the city of Wuhan, Hubei province, on January 12, 2020. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

China reports SARS-like virus spreads across country, nearly 140 new cases

Jan 19, 2020 - 2:03 PM

(UPDATED) A third person is confirmed to have died and 136 new cases are found over the weekend in Wuhan, taking the total number of people to have been diagnosed with the virus in China to 201

TREATMENT. Medical staff members carry a patient into the Jinyintan hospital, where patients infected by a mysterious SARS-like virus are being treated, in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province on January 18, 2020. Photo by AFP

Experts warn over scale of China virus as U.S. airports start screening

Jan 19, 2020 - 11:42 AM

Scientists from the MRC Center for Global Infectious Disease Analysis say the number of cases in Wuhan, China was likely closer to 1,700 than the 45 earlier reported

MORE CASES? A man leaves the Wuhan Medical Treatment Center, where a man who died from a respiratory illness was confined, in the city of Wuhan, Hubei province, on January 12, 2020. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

FALSE: 'SARS' case reported in clinic at Shangri-La Plaza

Jan 15, 2020 - 5:28 PM

The Department of Health flags the chain message as 'fake content'

China confirms more cases of mystery viral pneumonia

Jan 03, 2020 - 9:57 PM

Authorities are still in the process of identifying the cause of the infection, but 'influenza, avian influenza, adenovirus infection, and other common respiratory diseases' have been excluded

Legacy of SARS in Asia offers lessons for Ebola fight

Nov 02, 2014 - 3:32 PM

Experts say the experience of dealing with these viruses stands Asia in generally good stead should it face an outbreak of Ebola which has yet to make it to the continent

This picture taken on March 11, 2013 shows a man working at a laboratory of Hong Kong University's Department of Microbiology at the Queen Mary hospital in Hong Kong. Philippe Lopez/AFP

PH may send health workers to Ebola-hit countries

Oct 10, 2014 - 8:35 PM

Even without an official announcement from the health department about a dozen health workers have volunteered to be sent to West Africa

EXPERIENCE. Health Secretary Enrique Ona says it is important for the country's health workers to have direct experience in responding to Ebola Photo from the Department of Health

Scientists find compound to fight virus behind SARS and MERS

May 31, 2014 - 2:49 AM

Edward Trybala from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden and Volker Thiel from the University of Bern discovers a compound called K22 appearing to block MERS and SARS Both currently have no cure

MERS. This undated handout picture courtesy of the British Health Protection Agency shows the Coronavirus seen under an electron microscope. AFP PHOTO / British Health Protection Agency

Saudi announces 4 new deaths from MERS virus

Jun 17, 2013 - 7:11 PM

Two people died in the western city of Taif and the other two were pronounced dead in Eastern Province where most cases have been registered

DEADLY NEW VIRUS. This undated handout picture courtesy of the British Health Protection Agency shows the Coronavirus seen under an electron microscope. AFP PHOTO / British Health Protection Agency