India confirms first case of Sars

TimesOnline April 17, 2003

India has confirmed its first case of Sars, a man who contracted the deadly virus after visiting Hong Kong and Singapore. Meanwhile, officials across Asia were struggling to hone their detection of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (Sars) among travellers. Air travel has been instrumental in spreading Sars around the globe, and Singapore has started scanning incoming air passengers for fever using military heat sensors, while Hong Kong is taking the temperature of anyone boarding a plane.,,3,00.html#1