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SARS COUNTRY BREAKDOWN

THE NUMBER of suspected cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), a new form of deadly pneumonia, continues to rise. The illness, first detected in Southeast Asia, is now spreading across the world.

Following is a breakdown by country of SARS reported/suspected cases around the world in 2003:
. . . . . . . . . .


Total cumulative #
confirmed/probable
cases reported

8,211
Total deaths
733
Australia
6 cases reported
Belgium
1 case reported
Brazil
2 cases reported
Bulgaria
1 case reported
Cambodia
1 suspected case reported
Canada
290 probable cases reported; 27 dead
China
5,316 cases reported; 317 dead
Columbia
1 case reported
Finland
1 case reported
France
7 cases reported
Germany
9 cases reported
Greece
1 possible case reported
Hong Kong (Special
Administrative Region)
1,726 cases reported; 267 dead
India
3 cases reported
Indonesia
2 cases reported
Ireland
1 case reported
Italy
9 cases reported
Japan
4 cases reported
Kuwait
1 case reported
Macau (Special Administrative Region)
2 cases reported
Malaysia
9 cases reported; 3 dead
Mongolia
9 cases report
New Zealand
1 case reported
Nigeria
6 cases reported; 1 dead
Philippines
12 cases reported; 2 dead
Poland
1 case reported
Romania
1 case reported
Singapore
206 cases reported; 31 dead
South Africa
1 case reported; 1 dead
South Korea
3 cases reported
Spain
1 case reported
Sweden
3 cases reported
Switzerland
1 case reported
Taiwan
570 cases reported; 77 dead
Thailand
7 cases reported; 2 dead
United Kingdom
4 cases reported
United States
67 cases reported*
Vietnam
63 cases reported; 5 dead
*US definition of SARS was previously broader than other countries. It has since been revised by CDC; probable cases are now defined as patients who have developed pneumonia, while suspect cases will consist of patients who have fever, cough and have recently traveled to affected parts of Asia or been in contact with a suspected SARS patient.
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Sources: BBC News, Centers for Disease Control, CNN, ReliefWeb, Reuters, World Health Organization

Additional resources:
Hong Kong Department of Health
Singapore Ministry of Health
Health Canada
Genome Sciences Centre (Canadian)
GSC: SARS-associated Coronavirus (Canadian)

CNN Special Report: The spread of SARS
SARS Spread

Major Disasters Worldwide: 2003




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