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SARS cases hit 883 in Hong Kong

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By April 7, 2003, there are 883 residents in Hong Kong who have been confirmed to be affected with the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) virus. In addition, the death toll has risen to 17 persons.

Among the latest 26 victims of SARS, two are medical staff while others have reportedly been exposed to SARS virus carriers. At the moment, 85 patients are being isolated in a special hospital unit. The local authorities confirmed that a male patient who happened to be a doctor himself just died. He was affected with this virus last month and sought medical treatment just three days after the diagnosis, but the rescue effort still came too late.

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