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  WHO | Dr. Carlo Urbani of the World Health Organization dies of SARS
Dr. Urbani was the first WHO officer to identify the outbreak of this new disease, in an American businessman who had been admitted to a hospital in Hanoi.
Carlo was the one who very quickly saw that this was something very strange.
Dr. Urbani was married and the father of three children.
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  Carlo Urbani - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Carlo Urbani (October 19, 1956 March 29, 2003) was an Italian physician and the first to identify severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) as a new disease.
Urbani was the president of the Italian chapter of Médecins Sans Frontières and was one of the individuals who accepted the 1999 Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of that organization.
Urbani received his doctorate of medicine from the University of Ancona.
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 Carlo Urbani -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Urbani was the president of the Italian chapter of (Click link for more info and facts about Médecins Sans Frontières) Médecins Sans Frontières and was one of the individuals who accepted the 1999 (Click link for more info and facts about Nobel Peace Prize) Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of that organization.
Urbani received his doctorate of medicine from the University of (Click link for more info and facts about Ancona) Ancona.
He travelled to a conference in (The capital and largest city and chief port of Thailand; a leading city in southeastern Asia; noted for Buddhist architecture) Bangkok, (A country of southeastern Asia that extends southward along the Isthmus of Kra to the Malay peninsula) Thailand on March 11 and fell ill there.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/ca/carlo_urbani.htm   (179 words)

  
 Islamset - WHO Bulletin: Dr. Carlo Urbani of the WHO Dies of SARS
Urbani was the first World Health Organization (WHO) officer to identify the outbreak of this new disease, in an American businessman who had been admitted to a hospital in Hanoi.
Carlo was the one who very quickly saw that this was something very strange.
Urbani was married and the father of three children.
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 SARS: An Open Scar | Impact > Pioneers & Heroes > Dr. Carlo Urbani
Carlo Urbani is perhaps one of the most recognized heroes of the SARS outbreak.
Moreover, Dr. Urbani worked directly with the medical staff of the hospital to strengthen their morale and to alleviate fears as it was discovered that SARS is highly contagious.
Urbani informed the WHO of the seriousness of the outbreak, resulting in the Vietnam government taking extraordinary steps of quarantining the Vietnam French Hospital, introducing new infection-control procedures in other hospitals, and issuing an international appeal for expert assistance.
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 Obituary: Carlo Urbani | Special reports | Guardian Unlimited
On March 9, Carlo met officials at the ministry of health: he explained the need to isolate patients and to screen travellers, despite the possible harmful effect on Vietnam's economy and image.
Carlo himself was elected a town councillor from 1980 to 1985.
Carlo's work led to innovative approaches in the control of Schistosoma mekongi, a parasitic flatworm causing intestinal schistosomiasis, transmitted only on the river Mekong.
www.guardian.co.uk /sars/story/0,13036,940507,00.html   (930 words)

  
 The Kingdom - 2003/04/23: SARS caused chaos in the world
Here the hero is Dr. Carlo Urbani who was the first to identify the SARS outbreak as an epidemic and was killed by the virus.
Urbani was living with his wife and three young children in Hanoi, where he moved in 1998 to work for the WHO, advising on the control of communicable diseases.
Carlo Urbani was born in Castleplanio, near Ancona, and took a medical degree at the University of Ancona.
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 Doctor Who ID'd Mystery Illness Dies
Italian Dr. Carlo Urbani, 46, a WHO expert on communicable diseases, died in Thailand where he had been receiving treatment after becoming infected while working in Vietnam, the U.N. agency said.
Urbani, who worked in public health programs in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, was the first to identify severe acute respiratory syndrome in an American businessman who had been admitted to a hospital in Hanoi, where he later died.
WHO said Urbani's work had allowed it to increase its surveillance of the disease rapidly, and many new cases were identified and isolated before they infected hospital staff.
www.ph.ucla.edu /epi/bioter/doctordies.html   (266 words)

  
 EducationGuardian.co.uk | higher news | Obituary: Carlo Urbani
On March 9, Carlo met officials at the ministry of health: he explained the need to isolate patients and to screen travellers, despite the possible harmful effect on Vietnam's economy and image.
While at Macerata, Carlo contacted the WHO, and from 1993 began working with it on temporary assignments in the Maldives, Mauritania and Guinea.
On his return to Italy, Carlo continued his involvement with MSF, and in 1999 he was appointed president of the Italian section.
education.guardian.co.uk /higher/news/story/0,9830,940660,00.html   (921 words)

  
 Carlo Urbani: WHO's ... - May 03, 2003
Urbani, a parasitic disease expert, was the World Health Organization's (WHO) top infectious disease specialist in Vietnam and an uncannily good diagnostician.
"Carlo was one of the UN family's everyday heroes," Jordan Ryan, co-ordinator of United Nations activities in Vietnam, wrote in the International Herald Tribune.
Urbani's foresight and insistence were crucial to Vietnam's efforts to contain the disease, according to Pascale Brudon, the WHO's representative to Vietnam, and a close colleague.
www.inq7.net /lif/2003/may/03/text/lif_4-1-p.htm   (609 words)

  
 Urbani Truffles, USA Ltd.
Carlo had been through many cycles of good seasons followed by weak seasons and realized that the next year the truffle might not be as bountiful.
Carlo Urbani had done the impossible and his preserved truffles were a raging success.
Urbani Truffles, still located in our ancestral home of Scheggino in the province of Umbria, is currently responsible for processing and distributing over 80% of the world’s quality truffle products; the other 20% just does not meet our high standards.
www.urbanitruffles.com /old_pages/about.htm   (1186 words)

  
 Dr Carlo Urbani obituary - Times Online
Urbani was living with his wife and three young children in Hanoi, where he moved in 1998 to work for the WHO, advising on the control of communicable diseases.
Carlo Urbani was born in Castelplanio, near Ancona, and took a medical degree at the University of Ancona.
Urbani began a series of missions for the WHO on controlling schistosomes and intestinal nematodes, a series of parasitic worms, and he was the first to report Schistosoma mansoni transmission in Mauritania.
www.timesonline.co.uk /tol/comment/obituaries/article1129034.ece   (884 words)

  
 [CTRL] Epidemic Kills Scientist Who Helped Discover It
It was Urbani, an Italian epidemiologist at the World Health Organization's office in Hanoi, who first responded last month when anxious hospital officials phoned to report that a sick U.S. businessman was infecting doctors and nurses with a strange pneumonia.
Urbani had been transferred to a hospital in Bangkok WHO assembled four international teams to help medical workers cope, track the spread of the disease, search for its cause and find a way to fight it.
Urbani, 46, who was married with three children, was an expert in parasitic diseases of schoolchildren and had worked in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.
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 CTV.ca Oscars Spotlight
Italian Dr. Carlo Urbani, 46, a WHO expert on communicable diseases, died in Thailand, where he was being treated after becoming infected while working in Vietnam, the UN.
Urbani -- who worked in public health programs in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam --was the first doctor to identify severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS, in an American businessman admitted to a Hanoi, Vietnam, hospital.
WHO said Urbani's work allowed it to increase its surveillance of the disease rapidly, and many new cases were identified and isolated before hospital staff became infected.
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 urbani   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Carlo Urbani (October 19, 1956 - March 29, 2003) was an Italian physician and the first to identify severe...
Urbani was the first WHO officer to identify the outbreak of this new disease, in an American...
Carlo Urbani -- Fleck 326 (7393): 825 -- BMJ
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 iafrica.com | news | world news Doctor who raised alarm over SARS dies
Carlo Urbani, who was one of those to accept the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999 on behalf of the relief aid group Medecins sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders — MSF), was the first World Health Organisation officer to identify the outbreak of the killer pneumonia virus.
Urbani first saw the US businessman on February 28, two days after he had been admitted to a hospital in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi, WHO Communication Officer Dick Thompson said.
Urbani was president of the Italian branch of Medecins Sans Frontieres and an expert in parasitic diseases of schoolchildren, the WHO said.
iafrica.com /news/worldnews/223996.htm   (624 words)

  
 - In Profondità - Un film sulla vita di Carlo Urbani. Parla la moglie: "Mio marito medico di pace, non eroe"
Carlo era un pacifista, s´interessava a quello che accade nel mondo, si emozionava per i colori di un tramonto, faceva foto bellissime, era anche un gran cuoco.
Carlo era un cattolico impegnato nel sociale, ha dedicato la vita ai più poveri: la medicina dovrebbe essere un bene di tutti, no? Diceva: ‘Mi faccio solo gli affari degli altri’.
Anche oggi in casa Urbani si segue con ansia la situazione in Iraq: "I terroristi hanno superato ogni limite, gli iracheni sono grati ai volontari per il lavoro che svolgono" dice Giuliana "Se le Ong abbandonano il paese per la popolazione è finita.
www.feltrinelli.it /SpecialiIntermedia/FattiLibriInterna?id_fatto=3676   (796 words)

  
 UDHR - Heroes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Secretary-General Kofi Annan today paid tribute to Carlo Urbani, the first United Nations officer to identify the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) who later died from the very same disease.
In a message to a memorial service in Hanoi, Viet Nam, held in honour of Dr. Urbani, the Secretary-General said had it not been for his recognition that the outbreak of the virus was something out of the ordinary, many more would have fallen victim.
Urbani was the first World Health Organization (WHO) officer to identify the outbreak of the disease in an American businessman who had been admitted to a hospital in Hanoi.
www.universalrights.net /heroes/display.php3?id=59   (267 words)

  
 Urbani, Carlo --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Urbani began working in Africa as soon as he got his medical degree, and he became an expert in parasitic diseases.
Urbani began working in Africa as soon as he got his medical degree, and he became an...
The Italian poet, prose writer, and dramatist Carlo Gozzi was a fierce and skillful defender of the traditional Italian commedia dell'arte form against the dramatic innovations of Pietro Chiari and Carlo Goldoni.
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 UN Chronicle | Heartbeat: Dr. Carlo Urbani
Carlo Urbani, 46, the WHO expert on communicable diseases who first detected and reported the existence of a new infectious disease that was to become known as SARS, contracted the deadly virus while treating patients and died on 29 March in Bangkok, Thailand.
WHO Director-General Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland described Dr. Urbani as an outstanding physician, adding that "his life is a reminder of our true work in public health".
Urbani, who was based in Viet Nam and also worked in public health programmes in Cambodia and Laos, identified the outbreak of the new disease in an American businessman who had been admitted to the French hospital in Hanoi on 26 February.
www.un.org /Pubs/chronicle/2003/issue2/0203p10.html   (315 words)

  
 CBS News | SARS Doctor Dies Of Mystery Illness | March 29, 2003 18:34:33
Italian Dr. Carlo Urbani, 46, an expert on communicable diseases with the U.N. health agency, died in Thailand, where he had been receiving treatment after becoming infected while working in Vietnam.
Urbani, who worked in the public health programs in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, was the first to identify the disease — known as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome — in an American businessman who had been admitted to a hospital in Hanoi and later died there.
WHO said Urbani's work had allowed it to increase its surveillance of the disease rapidly, with many new cases being identified and isolated before they infected hospital staff.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2003/03/29/health/main546766.shtml   (391 words)

  
 SEVERE ACUTE RESPIRATORY SYNDROME - Tribute to Dr Carlos Urbani, Identifier of SARS
'Dr Carlo Urbani, an expert on communicable diseases, died today of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome', the Geneva-based UN health agency said in a statement, using the provisional name that doctors have given to the illness.
Dr Urbani (photo, right) first saw the US businessman on Feb 28, two days after he had been admitted to a hospital in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi, WHO Communication Officer Dick Thompson said.
After three weeks of round-the-clock effort, Urbani's supervisor urged him to take a few days off to attend a medical meeting in Bangkok, where he was to talk on childhood parasites.
www.bikesutra.com /sars/tribute.html   (605 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | World | Letter From America | Saint Carlo
Dr Urbani was a world-ranking expert on parasites but also was thought by his associates to be an uncannily good diagnostician.
Dr Urbani was ready to confirm a rumour that the disease had started so far back as last November but the Chinese, with their normal distaste for citing unfavourable Chinese statistics, had not reported to the World Health Organisation.
Shortly after his wife's call Dr Urbani felt a little chilly and then he had flu symptoms and sure enough he had the mysterious disease and called for a priest and the last rites.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/letter_from_america/2946459.stm   (1391 words)

  
 Dr. Carlo Urbani "A Hero -- in Best and Truest Sense of Word" Says Secretary-General, in Message to Memorial Service
Carlo Urbani dedicated his life to helping protect and save the lives of others.
It was the cruelest of ironies that he lost his own life to SARS while seeking to safeguard others from the disease.
I also hope you will know that for his contribution on the front lines of the fight against disease, he will be remembered as a hero -- in the best and truest sense of the word.
www.unis.unvienna.org /unis/pressrels/2003/sgsm8661.html   (263 words)

  
 Carlo Urbani
Carlo Urbani nasce a Castelplanio (Ancona) il 9 ottobre del 1956 da Maria Concetta Scaglione e Alberto Urbani.
Così lo ricorda la mamma: “Carlo era umile, schivo, non amava che si parlasse di lui, ma era una voce che si levava per difendere i diritti dei più poveri.
Carlo è stato un uomo di pace, un granello portatore di pace, di amore per l’umanità, testimone della pace che si trasmette agli altri”.
www.santiebeati.it /dettaglio/92038   (479 words)

  
 Mystery bug kills discoverer - PittsburghLIVE.com
Carlo Urbani, the scientist who discovered the first clue that a dangerous new microbe was beginning to spread around the globe, succumbed Saturday in a Bangkok, Thailand, hospital bed to the frightening disease he alerted the world to.
It was Urbani, an Italian epidemiologist at the World Health Organization's office in Hanoi, Vietnam, who first responded last month when anxious hospital officials phoned to report that a sick U.S. businessman was infecting doctors and nurses with a strange pneumonia.
Urbani had been transferred to a hospital in Bangkok.
www.pittsburghlive.com /x/search/s_126503.html   (1038 words)

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