Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, June 3rd, 2003
Officials at the U.N. health agency said the calculation indicates the disease is more dangerous, particularly in the elderly, than experts had thought. More than half of SARS patients over 65 are dying.
Until now, WHO had estimated the death rate to be between 6% and 10%. The new estimate was based on more complete and detailed data from China, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore and Vietnam.
A new study estimated the death rate in Hong Kong to be about 20% overall,...
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