Arkansas SARS Case Proves False - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Arkansas SARS Case Proves False

July 2, 2003 - Posted at: 10:31 a.m. CDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Conclusive lab results have confirmed that a Canadian business traveler who was hospitalized in Arkansas for a suspected case of the SARS virus did not have it.

The final lab results received June 27th from the federal Centers for Disease Control confirm that the man did not have SARS

Arkansas Health Department spokeswoman Jennifer O'Neal said samples from the patient tested negative for signs of the coronavirus believed to cause severe acute respiratory syndrome.

Citing new federal medical privacy laws, the health department refused to identify the man or even the region of the state in which he was hospitalized. The man was released and returned to Canada in early June.

The disease has killed hundreds of people, mostly in east Asia and the city of Toronto.

Copyright 2003 Associated Press. All rights reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Two men awarded Life Saving Award after saving mother and children

    Two men awarded Life Saving Award after saving mother and children

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 11:34 PM EDT2017-08-23 03:34:48 GMT
    Tuesday, August 22 2017 11:47 PM EDT2017-08-23 03:47:24 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Poinsett County Sheriff’s Office held a Life Saving Award ceremony in honor of two men who saved a mother and her children’s lives after a serious accident.

    The Poinsett County Sheriff’s Office held a Life Saving Award ceremony in honor of two men who saved a mother and her children’s lives after a serious accident.

  • Arkansas opts into FirstNet service

    Arkansas opts into FirstNet service

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 10:52 PM EDT2017-08-23 02:52:35 GMT
    Tuesday, August 22 2017 11:42 PM EDT2017-08-23 03:42:04 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A new program the state of Arkansas has opted into is designed to help communication between first responders in the state.

    A new program the state of Arkansas has opted into is designed to help communication between first responders in the state.

  • Marked Tree PD will check to make sure your weed is safe

    Marked Tree PD will check to make sure your weed is safe

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 11:16 PM EDT2017-08-23 03:16:37 GMT
    Tuesday, August 22 2017 11:40 PM EDT2017-08-23 03:40:34 GMT
    (Source: Pablo)(Source: Pablo)

    If you think you marijuana is laced with a power additive, Marked Tree police will test it for you.

    If you think you marijuana is laced with a power additive, Marked Tree police will test it for you.

Powered by Frankly