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March 28th, 2003

SARS in Ontario

The spread of SARS is being particularly felt in Ontario this week. We have had the request for voluntary quarantine of all those that had visited Toronto’s Scarborough Grace Hospital on or after the 16th of March. It’s estimated that this will affect thousands, although how many will actually place themselves into quarantine for ten days is questionable. In fact it seems like the perfect cover for 10 days sick leave – “Boss, I got this tan in quarantine!”.

Today it’s been announced that starting this weekend there will be screening of passengers at the airport to try and limit the further import and export of the disease. The total number of cases around the world, broken down by country, and other interesting information can be found at the WHO site. Currently it stands at 53 deaths and 1485 total cases.

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