Quarantine Ordered as Syndrome Spreads
Officials announced 88 new cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome at a Hong Kong apartment complex and slapped a strict 10-day quarantine on one building as the illness continued spreading in Asia and Canada.
The new cases at Amoy Gardens apartments brought the total there to 213. The flu-like illness has killed nearly 60 people worldwide, with the majority of cases in China, and there is no known treatment. Canadian officials declared a health emergency. Four people have died there and about 100 cases have been reported.