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Medicine: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome {SARS} / Asia / Canada #727094

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Apr 27, 2003
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Severe acute respiratory syndrome {SARS} statistics cited.

(Beijing: Ned Colt) The battle against the SARS virus in Asia featured; details given about what is happening in Taiwan, the Philippines & China; scenes shown of an empty mall in Beijing. [Taiwanese Prime Minister YU Shyi-Kun†- {thru translator} says the government will adopt all necessary actions.] [China expert Lawrence BRAHM†- says China is trying to isolate the movement of people.] [WHO's director Gro Harlem GRUNDTLAND†- says public health tools are used to contain the disease.]

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) The outbreak of SARS in Toronto, Canada, updated.

(Toronto: Don Lemon) SARS in Toronto featured; scenes shown from St. Peters Catholic Church. [WOMAN, hospital physician Dr. John CHARLES, Registered Nurses Assn. of Ontario executive director Doris GRINSPUN†- comment on SARS.] US concerns that the disease will cross the border noted. [National Inst. of Allergy & Infectious Disease Dr. Anthony FAUCI†- says people who travel have to monitor their health.]

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Further coverage of SARS on MSNBC.com noted.

Seigenthaler, John;
Colt, Ned;
Lemon, Don

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