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SARS in Singapore cannot be confirmed yet

WHO says suspected case of SARS in Singapore cannot be confirmed yet

9 September – The UN World Health Organization (WHO) today said speculation concerning the discovery of a suspected case of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in Singapore could not be confirmed due to conflicting medical analyses.

The case involved a 27-year-old medical student in Singapore who was working in a laboratory studying the SARS virus. He was hospitalized with a high fever, but his temperature returned to normal.

"The information at this point was conflicting," a spokesperson for WHO, Fadela Chaib, said at a press briefing in Geneva. "X-rays did not show that he had developed an atypical pneumonia; however other analysts believed that it might be a case of SARS."

WHO is waiting for the results of an independent laboratory on whether this had been a case of SARS and will continue to monitor the situation, Ms. Chaib said.

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