The experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) Thursday divided into three groups to visit three designated hospitals for the treatment of foreign SARS patients.
The hospitals were Shanghai Municipal Pneumonic Hospital, Shanghai Municipal Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Xuhui District CDC.
After being briefed by the Municipal Pneumonic Hospital staff, the WHO experts tested nurses on how to confirm a high fever, how to accurately investigate the disease, how to distribute patients and how to take quarantine measures.
The WHO experts also discussed cases with the hospital experts, focusing on timely and effective treatment of the disease according to the clinical symptoms and diagnostic standards.
The six WHO experts arrived in Shanghai on Monday to evaluate the status of SARS prevention and treatment and will finish on Friday.
(Xinhua News Agency April 25, 2003)