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[30.04.23] Kyrgyzstan Takes Measures against SARS

After a Kyrgyz citizen recently returned from Beijing with symptoms similar to those of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), Kyrgyzstan's Health Ministry has announced measures to prevent the epidemic from gaining a foothold in the country, akipress.org, Interfax, and ITAR-TASS reported on 28 April. Kyrgyz citizens have been warned not to travel to China or Southeast Asia, and the ministry has set up medical-inspection posts at all international airports, bus and railway stations, and highway border crossings with China. The head of the national infectious-diseases hospital was quoted as saying the facility is receiving up to 40 people daily with SARS-like symptoms, but so far none has been found to have the deadly disease
RFE/RL Kyrgyz News, April 30, 2003

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