(From Agence France Presse)
Fear and confusion over a killer virus which has left more than 60 people dead and 1,700 infected worldwide are boosting sales of traditional medicine and vitamins in East Asia.
Doctors and Chinese medicine practitioners warn that herbal remedies and Vitamin C will not provide a guarantee against catching Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), but the cash registers keep ringing.
The virus causing SARS, a mystery respiratory illness which first erupted in southern China and has been transported to North America and Europe by travellers, has yet to be identified by scientists.
In the meantime, Asians are …