Tulsa City-County Health Department monitoring two possible cases of SARS

Thursday, May 1st 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Another possible case of SARS is reported in Tulsa County. Health officials say it's a much less likely case than the first one reported Tuesday.

News on 6 reporter Emory Bryan says the Tulsa City-County Health Department is tracking these possible cases. This new - possible case is a woman just back from China, who developed a slight fever. As a precaution - she's being monitored to see if she develops other symptoms - but at this point, health officials say while it's possible - it's very unlikely she has SARS.

Brenda Dale RN, Tulsa City-County Health Department, "On the other guy, he had all the high risk symptoms for SARS, this lady does not have all the symptoms, like the dry cough."

The woman developed the fever Wednesday and was treated at a local hospital. She was around 2 other people who will now be monitored as well. She is not as sick as the man who has a possible case - who has flu, and a still unconfirmed case of SARS - but he's getting better, and does not have a fever.

Both people are in voluntary isolation, at home - while their monitoring continues.