Yesterday I was a at special SARS conference and here what I have learn and did not see on the news: - Virtually all infected people show SARS viruse in the fecals matter only 50% show SARS viruses in the resporatory system. Therefore SARS viruse would be transmitted from air to air, fecal to gastric passage and from fecal to air. - Some of the first cases had severe diahrea. - The epidic in Hong-Kong started at an appartment building due to leakage of the sewage pipe and with somebody with severe diahrea. These pipe are outside the building so the leak would dry and the viruse would be blown back in the building. - The viruse can survive in the air for a max of 24-48 hour, in fecal matter for 2 weeks and in diahrea fecal matter up to 4 weeks. - China official new about a severe pneumonia-like disease in food handler since November 2002 and they did not notify the WHO before mid-february 2003. - The source of the viruse would be an animal in the family of the cats (I don't remember the name). - The viruse would of spread to animal handlers and cook that handle these animal. It the important stuff I think has to be said.