Positive Singapore case marks return of SARS

Authorities in Singapore have confirmed that a second lab result for a man who initially tested positive for the SARS virus is also positive.

The case marks the return of severe acute respiratory syndrome, which first emerged last November in China and killed more than 900 people before WHO declared in June that the disease was “stopped dead in its tracks”.

A health ministry statement said that the patient is an 27-year-old ethnic Chinese Singaporean post-graduate student who had been working on the West Nile virus at a microbiology laboratory in the National University of Singapore.

His name was not immediately released.

The patient had no history of travel to areas previously affected by SARS.

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