Wednesday, May 07, 2003

SARS death rate

BBC News reports the latest findings on the SARS death rate. A study published in The Lancet suggests that the death rate may be 20 percent. This death rate is also very sensitive to age. Those over 60 have a 40 percent death rate from the disease, while those under 60 have a 13 percent death rate. The study is based on 1425 cases in Hong Kong. One crucial factor in the spread of the disease, say the researchers, is the delay in sufferers seeking treatment.

Sars 'kills one in five', BBC News, 6 May 2003

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