ARTICLES RELATING TO SARS

Pravin Gordhan hits out at SARS

2015-05-10 15:00

Minister Pravin Gordhan has finally broken his silence over the SA Revenue Service scandal, adding that he did nothing wrong when he led the institution.

Pravin Gordhan sucked into Sars saga

2015-05-03 15:51

Cooperative Governance Minister Pravin Gordhan will receive a letter this week summoning him to testify at the disciplinary hearing of suspended SA Revenue Service (Sars) deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay.

MERS an international emergency? WHO deciding

2014-05-14 10:08

WHO experts met in Geneva to consider whether a recent upsurge in detected cases of MERS means the disease should be classed as an international emergency.

Over 300 000 viruses living in mammals

2013-09-04 08:06

Scientists suspect at least 320 000 viruses exist in mammals, and say finding them might reduce toll of human epidemics.

Don't keep coronavirus cases quiet: WHO

2013-05-24 09:56

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned countries with possible cases of the SARS-like novel coronavirus that they must share information and not allow commercial labs to profit from the virus, which has killed 22 people worldwide.

Sars-like virus in Saudi has killed 15

2013-05-13 09:51

Fifteen people in Saudi Arabia have died from a Sars-like virus out of 24 people who contracted it since last August.

New bird flu doesn't seem to pass between people

2013-04-26 09:33

The genetic make-up of the H7N9 virus is changing to adapt it for mammal infection.

Gene swapping makes bird flu a moving target

2013-04-16 10:41

A new bird flu virus that has killed 13 people in China is still evolving, making it hard for scientists to predict how dangerous it might become.

Sars records 10% revenue rise

2013-04-02 16:21

The SA Revenue Service collected 9.6% more tax last year than the year before, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

New deadly virus demands investigation

2013-02-28 10:12

The emergence of a deadly virus previously unseen in humans that has already killed half those known to be infected requires speedy scientific detective work to figure out its potential.

 

Sars saga: Under-fire Pillay and Richer resign

2015-05-07 10:54

Suspended South African Revenue Service deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay and strategic planning risk group executive Peter Richer have resigned from Sars with immediate effect.

Saudi Arabia reports 10 more deaths from MERS

2014-05-15 11:24

The total number of MERS infections in Saudi Arabia has reached 511, of which 157 have died since the disease was identified two years ago.

4 new Saudi cases of MERS virus, one fatal

2013-12-30 14:53

An elderly man who was infected with SARS-like Middle East Respiratory Syndrome has died.

No MERS infections during Ramadan pilgrimage

2013-08-13 16:10

An influx of pilgrims into Saudi Arabia during Ramadan passed without any cases of the MERS coronavirus infection reported, according to authorities.

2 new diseases may spark global outbreaks

2013-05-14 08:18

One new disease related to Sars and one a possible new bird flu have the potential to spark global outbreaks, experts warn.

Saudi Arabia reports 7 cases of Sars-like virus

2013-05-03 13:05

Five people have died and two other patients are in critical condition with confirmed cases of a new respiratory virus related to Sars.

How Chinese bird flu infects humans still mystery

2013-04-19 10:42

Almost three weeks after China reported finding a new strain of bird flu in humans, experts are still stumped by how people are becoming infected when many appear to have had no recent contact with live fowl and the virus seemingly isn't passing from person to person.

Scientists race to gauge new bird flu pandemic risk

2013-04-04 09:37

Genetic sequence data on a deadly strain of bird flu previously unknown in people show the virus has already acquired some mutations that might make it more likely to cause a human pandemic.

The Hong Kong Sars outbreak: 10 years later

2013-03-15 10:08

With its bustling streets, shops and busy restaurants, little suggests that ten years ago Amoy Gardens was on the front line of Hong Kong's battle with a virus that caused a global health crisis.

British patient dies from new form of Sars-like virus

2013-02-20 11:30

A patient infected with a new form of the coronavirus has died in Britain, hospital officials said Tuesday, bringing the total number of people killed by the SARS-like virus that emerged last year to six.

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