Fears of new epidemic after people in Wuhan hospitalised with viral pneumonia
A mysterious respiratory illness that has infected dozens of people in a central Chinese city is not Sars, local authorities have said.
The 2002-03 Sars epidemic – severe acute respiratory syndrome – started in southern China and killed more than 700 people in mainland China, Hong Kong and elsewhere. Fears of a recurrence arose this month after a number of people were hospitalised with an unexplained viral pneumonia in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province.
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