Harmony versus Conflict in Asian Business pp Cite as. The experience in Asia during the past few years has provided new perspectives on the effects of crises. Following the collapse of the Thailand stock market on 2 Julymost Asian economies have faced economic downturn.
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Between November and Julyan outbreak of SARS in southern China caused an eventual 8, cases, resulting in deaths reported in 37 countries,  with the majority of cases in China and Hong Kong  9. Initial symptoms are flu-like and may include fever, muscle painlethargy symptoms, cough, sore throatand other nonspecific symptoms. SARS may eventually lead to shortness of breath and pneumonia ; either direct viral pneumonia or secondary bacterial pneumonia.
The rising caseload of victims and deaths is being accompanied by widespread panic and uncertainty, undermining economic growth and prompting citizens and investors alike to question the effectiveness of government, especially in China and Hong Kong. East Asia's export-oriented growth in recent years, with China's increasing openness and turbo-charged economic expansion at its heart, has been based on the forces of globalization. Now these same forces - including extensive trade, business travel, and tourism across national borders that are difficult to block for disease prevention - have come back to haunt the region.
SARS-CoV is thought to be an animal virus from an as-yet-uncertain animal reservoir, perhaps bats, that spread to other animals civet cats and first infected humans in the Guangdong province of southern China in An epidemic of SARS affected 26 countries and resulted in more than cases in Since then, a small number of cases have occurred as a result of laboratory accidents or, possibly, through animal-to-human transmission Guangdong, China.
In this city's Sunset District, word spread that the owner of a popular dim sum restaurant was gravely ill with severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS. In San Gabriel, a suburb of Los Angeles, a flurry of anonymous e-mail messages said the police had closed an Asian supermarket and a restaurant because of SARS outbreaks. In Seattle, there was talk that two cashiers at a grocery store had come down with the disease.
Back to Health A to Z. Coronaviruses commonly cause infections in both humans and animals. There have been two self-limiting SARS outbreaks to date, which resulted in a highly contagious and potentially life threatening form of pneumonia.
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The flu-like Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome infected 1, people and took lives in the southern Chinese city. Panic spread, emptying usually busy streets and restaurants and causing the property market to dive. But swift moves to quarantine at-risk residents brought the outbreak under control, while transforming long-term attitudes to disease and streamlining the city's alert and response systems.