Friday, May 09, 2003

SARS mortality rate raised

The World Health Organization says the SARS virus is more deadly than first thought -- killing about 15 percent of people who contract severe acute respiratory syndrome. The disease is particularly deadly for people older than 65 -- the mortality rate for that group is greater than 50 percent. But SARS kills less than 1 percent of those younger than 24 who contract it. >>Full story...

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