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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome

David S.C. Hui; Joseph J.Y. Sung
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Affiliations: Hong Kong
 ,  Drs. Hui and Sung are affiliated with the Department of Medicine & Therapeutics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital.

Correspondence to: David S.C. Hui, MD, FCCP, Department of Medicine & Therapeutics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong; e-mail: dschui@cuhk.edu.hk



Chest. 2003;124(1):12-15. doi:10.1378/chest.124.1.12
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Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is an emerging infectious disease with a formidable morbidity and mortality. In March 2003, there was a serious outbreak of SARS in Hong Kong.1 Within a month, the disease also spread to Singapore,2 Vietnam, Taiwan, Germany, Canada,3 and the United States. As of May 10, 2003, 7,296 cases have been reported in 30 countries, with a death toll of 526.4

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