Prominent Sars Doctor In Canada Dies At 68

Allison McGeer, a former colleague, said Thursday he died with family at his side. The SARS outbreak killed 44 people in Toronto and cost the city $1 billion in tourism. Outside of Asia, Toronto had the largest outbreak, with almost 375 cases. During two outbreaks, more than 27,000 people in and around the city were forced into quarantine. Low’s capacity to explain to the public what was going on made him the face of Toronto’s SARS response. At one point, he had to go into quarantine himself because he’d been in contact with a colleague who came down with SARS. He worked from home and emerged, 14 days later, without developing the disease. He would later marvel that he never caught SARS, given the amount of exposure he had. He visibly lost weight during the outbreak, prompting concerned strangers who saw him on TV news reports to write to ask after his health. It would take four months to bring the disease under control. Low was credited by friends and colleagues for both his contribution to the SARS response and for advancing the practice of microbiology and infectious diseases across Canada. Colleagues said he loved to puzzle out intriguing new developments in infectious diseases. He co-authored nearly 400 peer-reviewed articles for scientific journals. Low was a global expert in flesh-eating disease necrotizing fasciitis caused by group A Streptococcus. He was also an early and passionate champion of the need to combat antibiotic resistance by prudent use of the precious drugs.

PEN Canada concerned for detained Canadian journalists

This is exactly the sort of case they had in mind. Unless the Egyptian authorities can justify the detention, they should release Professor Greyson and Dr. Loubani without any further delay.” Article 9 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which Egypt is a signatory, guarantees that: no one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest or detention, and that anyone who is deprived of his liberty by arrest or detention shall be entitled to take proceedings before a court, in order that that court may decide without delay on the lawfulness of his detention and order his release if the detention is not lawful. PEN Canada urges the government of Canada, and the Egyptian authorities, to work towards the immediate and unconditional release of Professor Greyson and Dr. Loubani. PEN Canadais a nonpartisan organization of writers that works with others to defend freedom of expression as a basic human right, at home and abroad. PEN Canada promotes literature, fights censorship, helps free persecuted writers from prison, and assists writers living in exile in Canada. @yahoofinance on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook Related Content Chart Your most recently viewed tickers will automatically show up here if you type a ticker in the “Enter symbol/company” at the bottom of this module. You need to enable your browser cookies to view your most recent quotes. Search for share prices Copyright/IP Policy Quotes are real-time for NASDAQ, NYSE, and NYSEAmex when available. See also delay times for other exchanges . Quotes and other information supplied by independent providers identified on the Yahoo! Finance partner page . Quotes are updated automatically, but will be turned off after 25 minutes of inactivity.

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