Thursday, March 27, 2003

More on SARS

According to the Washington Post, the mortality rate for the disease is about four percent, similar to West Nile virus. The cause of the disease is still unclear, with two different viruses, either individually or in combination, as the main suspects.

The similar cases in China are now pretty much confirmed as being the same disease found in Hong Kong, Vietnam and other areas. It seems that the disease will be become an acute but short-term health problem in a few specific areas of Asia.

Mystery Illness's Mortality Rate 4%, WHO Official Says, Washington Post, 27 March 2003


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