SARS vaccine in production for human clinical trials(20040308)The World's first SARS vaccine approved for clinical testing on humans is now being produced by Beijing Kexing Company.(CRI)
China approves SARS vaccine experiment (20040120)Three scientists purify liquid containing SARS virus in a lab. China has approved to put the SARS vaccine into the first phase of clinical practice on Jan. 19, 2004 and the vaccine will be inoculated to volunteers soon. China is the first country in the world to approve the human trials of experimental SARS vaccine. (Xinhua)
SARS vaccine enters test phase(20040120)A medical researcher tests on SARS vaccine. Chinese authorities approved the world's first anti-SARS vaccine for clinical testing.
WHO experts in Guangzhou (20040117)Dr. Robert Breiman, an epidemiologist of the World Health Organization (WHO), holds a press conference in Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province, Jan. 16, 2004. He said: "We don't regard SARS at this moment as a particular public health threat," adding the WHO believed that the disease would not return on the same scale as last year in China. Breiman is also head of the joint mission of the WHO and the Chinese Health Ministry.
WHO experts visit suspected SARS patients(20040114)Rob Brieman, an epidemiologist of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks to journalists outside the No. 8 People's Hospital of Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong Province, jan. 13, 2004 following his visit to two confirmed suspected SARS patients. A group of experts from the World Health Organization and the Ministry of Public Health of China has been investigating all possible sources of SARS infection, including animals, humans or the environment in Guangzhou since Jan. 9. (Xinhua Photo)
3 rd suspected SARS case confirmed in Guangdong(20040113)The photo taken on Jan. 12, 2004 shows the door to the "contagious area" of the No.8 People's Hospital of Guangzhou has been shut. A 35-year-old man was confirmed as the third suspected SARS case in south China's Guangdong Province on Jan. 12. (Xinhua)
Recovered SARS patient in Guangzhou discharged from hospital (20040109)Reporters wait at the exit of No. 8 People's Hospital of Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province, Jan. 8, 2004. The recent confirmed SARS patient was discharged from the hospital on Thursday after meeting the standards set for recovered SARS patients by the Health Ministry of China. (Xinhua)
SARS check in Beijing(20040108)Cao Haiwen, a migrant worker from Central China's Henan Province, awaits a hospital visit for further examination at the Beijing West Railway Station January 7, 2004. Initial tests showed his temperature was as high as 39.2 degrees Celsius. As the busiest travel period of the year began Wednesday, medical monitoring moves are gearing up to prevent the spread of SARS. Transport officials expect 1.89 billion people to visit relatives or go sightseeing during the Lunar New Year holidays.
Guangdong quarantines civet cats to prevent possible SARS spread(20040106)A civet cat stall is closed at a wildlife market in Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province, Jan. 5, 2004. Guangdong banned the breeding and sale of civet cats on Jan. 5 to prevent possible spread of SARS. The provincial government made the decision shortly after scientists confirmed that civet cats are a major SARS virus carrier. (Xinhua)
Guangdong bans sale of civet cats to stem SARS outbreak(20040106)A Chinese disease control and prevention expert holds samples extracted from civet cats at a wildlife market in Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province, Jan. 5, 2004. Guangdong banned the breeding and sale of civet cats on Jan. 5 to prevent possible spread of SARS. The provincial government made the decision shortly after scientists confirmed that civet cats are a major SARS virus carrier. (Xinhua)