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WHO warns that death rate from SARS could reach 10%

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7397.999/a (Published 10 May 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:999
  1. Jane Parry
  1. Hong Kong

    The number of cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) has exceeded 6500, and by 5 May the syndrome had killed 461 people worldwide. The World Health Organization has warned that the death rate may rise to 10% or above.

    The situation in China continues to worsen, and there were 4280 confirmed cases and 206 deaths by 5 May, of which 121 …

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