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China is still not open enough about SARS, says WHO

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7398.1055-c (Published 15 May 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1055
  1. Jane Parry
  1. Hong Kong

    Whereas the outbreaks of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in Singapore and Hong Kong are showing signs of coming under control, the spread of the disease in both China and Taiwan remains a major cause for concern, the World Health Organization says.


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    Medical workers get ready to receive SARS patients in Xuanwu Hospital, Beijing earlier this month

    WANG CHENGXUAN/AP

    By 12 May there were 6583 reported probable cases and 364 deaths worldwide. More than 67% of the world's cases have occurred in China, with major outbreaks in Beijing …

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