Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Russia: RSOE Emergency and Disaster Information Service


A Chinese woman has died from what may be Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) while traveling on a train from the Far East Russian city of Blagoveshchensk to Moscow, a medical source said on Wednesday.

The train was stopped in the central Russian city of Kirov and around 60 train passengers were sent to a local hospital.

Six of them are reported as running fevers, the source said, although Kirov Region officials have said that none of them were suffering from SARS.

The carriage in which the woman was travelling was disconnected from the rest of the train, which then continued on its way to Moscow.

Russia's sanitary watchdog spokesman was unable to confirm that the woman had died from SARS.

"Doctors are currently establishing a preliminary diagnosis," he said. Kirov

Region administration officials said that the final results of the analysis would be ready in 24 hours' time.)
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