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Taiwan SARS outbreak shows signs of slowing

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Taiwan’s SARS outbreak appears to be stabilising, but despite declining infections the island is taking no chances.

Taiwan’s SARS outbreak appears to be stabilising, but despite declining infections the island is taking no chances. A plan is to be announced this week requiring all citizens to monitor their temperatures for 10 straight days.Analysts are also warning Taiwan’s outbreak could push unemployment above 5 per cent despite the Government’s efforts to create more temporary jobs.Taiwan’s Health Minister says the SARS outbreak is effectively under control, however the island’s health chief has now resigned, taking the blame for the spread of the disease.The island has now recorded 592 infections, and 76 deaths.(Source: ABC Online; Tuesday, May 27, 2003. 4:15pm (AEST))

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Posted On: 27 May, 2003
Modified On: 5 December, 2013


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