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SQ Pax Quarantined In FRA

Sun Mar 16, 2003 1:17 am

German media reports that three pax aboard a SQ flt from JFK to FRA is hospitalized in FRA due to "Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome" (SARS).

155 pax disembarking in FRA are put under quarantine reports the health ministry of the state of Hessen. They will stay in that condition untill it has been determined how serious the condition of the hospitalized turns out. One of them, a doctor from s'pore was treated as an suspected SARS patient before leaving s'pore for NY.

The remaining 85 pax and the crew is going to Changi where the local health officals will determine what should be done next

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see this link (only in German)
http://www.n-tv.de/3146424.html
 
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RE: SQ Pax Quarantined In FRA

Sun Mar 16, 2003 1:18 am

Sanitary Measures on Aircraft need to be better, what is this syndrome, and can someone translate it from German.
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RE: SQ Pax Quarantined In FRA

Sun Mar 16, 2003 1:21 am



Frankfurt university clinic: Highly infective illness - the personnel carries schutzanzuege


WHO speaks travel warning out because of "world-wide health danger"



Saturday, 15 March 2003
Deadly pneumonia
On the isolating station

Because of the suspicion on an unknown and high-sticking on lung illness a physician from Singapore was brought to the university clinic Frankfurt into the isolating station.

The physician was on a flight the Singapore airlines from New York to Singapore, which had between-landed at noon in Frankfurt. The World Health Organization WHO called the illness, " the Severe Acute Respiratory of syndromes " (SARS) " world-wide health danger " and published an urgent travel reference, a rare step. The germ of the atypical pneumonia is still unknown according to " hessian Ministry of Health, but high-sticking on ".

Since the first SA R-S outbreak in February in China according to the WHO data eight humans at the illness died, whose causes are still unknown. In the vietnamesischen Hanoi 41 humans are in treatment, two of it would be in critical state, communicated local health authorities.

A WHO speaker said in Geneva, who isolated in Frankfurt physician had some the first presumed SA R-S patients in Singapore treated, before he had visited New York.

155 aircraft passengers, who wanted to transfer to Frankfurt and fly not further to Singapore, were taken provisionally on Frankfurt airport in quarantine or into domestic quarantine sent, communicated the hessian Social Department. There they should stop are to clarified whether it concerns with the illness of the physician the dangerous lung illness. 85 passengers with the air target Singapore and 20 humans comprehensive crew should be supplied in Singapore medically.

In the southChinese province Guangdong are at least five humans at the illness died, more than 300 are get sick. Also in Australia 86 cases were registered.

At least it's a translation.
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RE: SQ Pax Quarantined In FRA

Sun Mar 16, 2003 1:23 am

it is a form of pneumonia
http://www.cdc.gov/travel/other/acute_resp_syndrome_eastasia.htm

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RE: SQ Pax Quarantined In FRA

Sun Mar 16, 2003 2:24 am

I hope everything turns out to be well with the quarantined pax...

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RE: SQ Pax Quarantined In FRA

Sun Mar 16, 2003 2:57 am

German RTL television reports that the plane is still in FRA and they showed the dep. board showing SQ025A
the flight status of the flight on the SQ web page shows an estimated dep. time of 7.30 pm local

german pax are allowed to go home and stay there while others are still in quarantine at the airport and against earlier reports RTL now says that the crew is also staying in FRA

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RE: SQ Pax Quarantined In FRA

Sun Mar 16, 2003 4:43 am

This is most unfortunate. I hope that the people get better but...

"About 100 other cases have been reported in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Hanoi as a mysterious strain of pneumonia sweeps Asia."

Oh dear.

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RE: SQ Pax Quarantined In FRA

Sun Mar 16, 2003 5:01 am

Singapore Airlines Limited flight SQ025, Lufthansa flight LH9762 and Lufthansa flight LH9767 from Frankfurt to Singapore departed at 1920 (7 hours 30 minutes late) and arrived at 1352 (6 hours 52 minutes late).

The flight reached the Changi Airport gate at 1404 - baggage reclaim belt 2.
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RE: SQ Pax Quarantined In FRA

Mon Mar 17, 2003 12:29 am

The aircraft has been sanitised and disinfected.
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Passengers From Sick Man's Flight Released In Singapore

SINGAPORE (AP)--Visibly weary passengers walked freely out of Singapore airport Sunday after being quarantined for 10 hours in Germany because they had traveled on a flight with a person showing symptoms of a mystery deadly disease that has killed nine people around the world.
The sick passenger, a doctor, was taken off the New York-Singapore flight during a stopover in Frankfurt. Two others accompanying the doctor were also taken off the flight and were being monitored.

The doctor had treated a patient with the disease, which is being described as atypical pneumonia, in Singapore before his trip to New York.

Seventy passengers who were scheduled to disembark in Frankfurt were put in temporary quarantine at the airport before being allowed to go home or to hotels. But they were warned to stay put for several days and given contact numbers in case they suspected they were infected.

About 82 remaining passengers and 20 crew traveled onward to Singapore on another Singapore Airlines Ltd. (P.SAL) plane, company spokesman Rick Clements said after their arrival. About 54 of the passengers were in transit to other destinations after Singapore.

He said he didn't know the nationalities of the passengers on the flight.

The aircraft from New York was flown to Singapore earlier on Sunday to be disinfected, Clements said. The cushions and carpeting from the area where the doctor sat would be destroyed, he added.

A Health Ministry official gave the passengers and crew a briefing telling them to report to a communicable disease center if they show any symptoms of the mystery disease.

"They told us to be very careful over the next few weeks - to pay attention if we get fevers," said passenger Nancy Ward, a 51-year-old aid worker from New York City.

Pramood Nigam, 49, a Singapore-based IT director said the passengers and crew were detained in a large bare room for 10 hours in Frankfurt, while health workers took samples from some of them.

"I think they took a lot of precautions that's why we're not frustrated that they're doing this - our personal health is involved," he said.

The World Health Organization said it knows of 150 known cases of the flu-like disease. Health authorities worldwide are on alert, including in the U.S.

U.S. doctors say they don't know what causes the illness - even whether it is a bacteria or virus - or how it spreads.

However, Singaporean authorities downplayed its threat, claiming it wasn't an airborne disease and could only be spread through the passage of moisture droplets, such as by coughing
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RE: SQ Pax Quarantined In FRA

Mon Mar 17, 2003 5:01 am



VISIBLE RELIEF: Weary but relieved at regaining their freedom, a plane-load of passengers, who had travelled on the same Singapore Airlines flight as a Singaporean doctor who is possibly infected with the killer flu-like illness, touch down at the Changi Airport on Sunday afternoon
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RE: SQ Pax Quarantined In FRA

Mon Mar 17, 2003 5:32 am

For information on SARS, you can take a look at http://www.who.int/en/. I hope it is not a new form of the Hong Kong flu, because if...

Salina, may I ask something aside? What are you doing in FRA, student exchange or something alike?
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RE: SQ Pax Quarantined In FRA

Wed Mar 19, 2003 3:14 am

A very useful link is at

http://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/www/de/laenderinfos/gesundheitsdienst/merkblatt/sars_html

(Sorry, German only!)


Salina, could you maybe give me a couple of links to news reports on SARS in Singapore (on Singaporean websites)?


Thank you very much!!


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RE: SQ Pax Quarantined In FRA

Thu Mar 20, 2003 7:02 am

German Doctors Say Singapore Doctor And Wife With Mystery Ilness Improving

(Frankfurt, Germany-AP, March 19, 2003) — A Singapore doctor and his wife being treated at a German hospital after they contracted a mystery flu-like disease spreading from Asia are no longer running a fever, doctors said Wednesday.

Physicians at Frankfurt's University Clinic confirmed Tuesday that the two, who were taken off a Singapore Airlines flight from New York over the weekend, were suffering from severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS. Their identities have not been released.

The head of the hospital's isolation ward, Hans-Reinhard Brodt, said Wednesday that their fever had abated over the past 24 hours. The doctor has been taken off antibiotics, but his wife is still being treated, he said.

Doctors say they believe the woman's mother, also at the Frankfurt hospital, was infected with the disease, but blood samples came up negative. Although she was running a fever earlier, she has shown none of the other symptoms, which include coughing and shortness of breath.

The Frankfurt physicians said Tuesday that samples from the doctor and his wife resemble a paramyxovirus, the family of microbes that causes measles, mumps and canine distemper. The finding was the first potential clue to the source of the illness in the three weeks since it came to the attention of health experts.

On Wednesday, doctors raised the possibility that some early victims caught the disease in a Hong Kong hotel.

Investigators said Wednesday that seven of the victims, including one who died, had all stayed on or visited the same floor of the Metropole Hotel before the outbreak prompted a global alert.

The World Health Organization has listed 10 deaths from severe acute respiratory syndrome.

The incubation period for SARS appears to be three to seven days. It often begins with a fever of over 100 degrees and other flu-like symptoms, such as headache and sore throat. Victims typically develop coughs, pneumonia, shortness of breath and other breathing difficulties. Death results from respiratory failure.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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