SARS Conference

POSTED BY: News Department
Friday, April 4, 2003 - 06:16 PM
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In an effort to comfort the public about the mysterious disease SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), Muskingum County Health officials particiapted in a satellite conference to learn more about the illness. Sponsored by the World Health Organization and the Center for Disease Control, Friday's conference focused on the air-spread disease, its treatments, and preventative measures. Symptoms to look for include fever, headaches and chills. These progress into a dry cough, pneumonia and can eventually lead to heart and liver failure and even death. There are now three suspected cases of SARS in Ohio: a 39-year-old male from Shelby COunty, an 8-month-old male and an 11-month old female both from Lucas County. The 39-year-old male has been recovering at him home since the end of March. According to a press release from the Ohio Department of Health, one of the infant patients recently traveled to an area affected by SARS...the other is a close household contact of a suspect case. They are both recovering at home.

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