而此次造成非典型肺炎流行的 魁祸首是一种冠状病毒的新变体。科学家对它的认识和最终确认都历经了较大的波折，臭氧作为 的消毒剂，一直没有机会与SARS病毒“单刀赴会”，但是臭氧行业的专家学者普遍认为，臭氧对SARS病毒一定会有效果。由于缺乏 手的实验数据，所以只能是从理论上进行推测。
最近，中国臭氧产业联合会技术委员会专家、“国家P3实验室”主任李泽琳教授主持了利用臭氧进行灭活SARS病毒的实验，实验中对绿猴肾细胞接种的SARS病毒综合灭活率为99.22％，而且经过三次重复实验，都达到很高的灭活效率，取得了圆满成功。(China National P3 Lab approved the ozone can sterilize the SARS of 99.22%)
TSO3 Ozone Sterilizer to be tested by British Government
for ability to deactivate prions
- The Health Protection Agency (HPA) has recently been awarded a grant of £327k (approximately $710k CAN) by the UK Department of Health (DH) to study the effectiveness of the TSO3 Ozone Sterilizer for deactivation of prions.
"The potential transmission of CJD from patient to patient via contaminated surgical instruments has been a concern worldwide for a number of years", said Dr. Neil Raven, Research Manager of the HPA. "The data from the preliminary tests conducted by TSO3 lead us to believe that the Ozone Sterilizer could be a significant part of the solution to the problem of variant CJD (vCJD), the human form of mad cow disease. That is why we have been working for nearly a year and a half on developing a protocol with TSO3 and obtaining the funding from the DH". (http://www.copybook.com/publications/article.asp?pubID=13&artID=2519)
SARS and Ozone Therapy: Theoretical Considerations
by Gérard V. Sunnen, M.D
Abstract SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) is a global disease of significant lethality with an expanding incidence and prevalence base. Of massive public health importance, SARS presents supremely challenging problems in light of its pathogenic capacity and mutational potential. Ozone, because of its special biological properties, has theoretical and practical attributes to make it a viable candidate as a SARS virus inactivator through a variety of physicochemical and immunological mechanisms.
Bird flu enters EU as
finds disease on island farm
By Stephen Castle in
and Elinda Labropoulou in
Published: 18 October 2005
European ministers will hold emergency talks today on bird flu in the wake of the confirmation of an outbreak of the disease within the EU's borders.
identified the virus at a turkey farm on the
, near the Turkish coast. Tests are underway to determine whether it is the H5NI variety that has caused the deaths of 60 people in the
. If the potentially lethal strain is identified, it would be the first time the disease had entered EU territory.
H5N1 had already been discovered in
, sparking alarm across the continent, and prompting calls for EU nations to stockpile antiviral drugs. Yesterday, urgent tests were underway on dead birds found in
, although the Bulgarian authorities said they had detected no cases of bird flu despite earlier alarms. (http://news.independent.co.uk/europe/article320333.ece)
Deadly bird flu strain confirmed in
-- Coming soon to a flock near you
By Lucy Sherriff
Published Thursday 13th October 2005 14:25 GMT
A small outbreak of avian flu found in Turkish poultry has been confirmed as the deadly H5N1 strain, prompting EU health officials to warn of an impending pandemic.
Meanwhile, bird flu has also been confirmed in ducks in
, although the strain has yet to be identified, according to the European Commission. The EU has banned all bird-product and poultry imports from both countries.
The H5N1 strain of bird flu can jump the species barrier from birds to humans, and since 2003 it is known to have killed around 60 people in
. However, there is only one case where the virus is suspected of having been passed from one human to another, and even that report is unconfirmed.
Researchers fear that if the virus gains the ability to pass from person to person, it would spread through the world's population too quickly for suitable vaccines to be developed and distributed.
Although currently all cases of bird flu in humans have been found in people working with or near poultry, if someone infected with an ordinary influenza virus were to become infected with the H5N1 strain, it could mutate to spread more easily between people, researchers warn.
EU heath commissioner Markos Kyprianou has said that
should prepare for a possible flu pandemic.
"We have received now confirmation that the virus found in
is an avian flu H5N1 virus," Kyprianou said, according to a Guardian report. "There is a direct relationship with viruses found in
He says countries should ensure vulnerable populations are vaccinated against flu this winter, and advises governments to stockpile anti-viral medication, if possible. ® (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/10/13/eu_bird_flu_outbreak/)