SARS Pneumonia Spreads Despite Quarantines; American Patient’s Sister Describes Agony

March 29, 2003 - Patient's hospital location remains confidential at family's request, but it is a southeastern state and is presumed to be one of the ventilator cases on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) list.

Despite government authorized quarantines in Hong Kong, Singapore and Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the deadly SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) pneumonia continues to spread. Singapore officials are warning this is the worst health crisis in years and doubled the number of people under quarantine there. In Singapore now, at least 1500 people are confined to their homes for the next ten days. In Hong Kong, 1000 people are quarantined and more than 700 in Toronto.

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