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An epidemic of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) began in Foshan municipality, Guangdong Province, China, in November 2002. We studied SARS case reports through April 30, 2003, including data from case investigations and a case series analysis of index cases. A total of 1,454 clinically confirmed cases (and 55 deaths) occurred; the epidemic peak was(More)
China holds the key to solving many questions crucial to global control of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). The disease appears to have originated in Guangdong Province, and the causative agent, SARS coronavirus, is likely to have originated from an animal host, perhaps sold in public markets. Epidemiologic findings, integral to defining an(More)
Appraising the likely impact of SARS on China's economy involves a dangerous foray into economic forecasting. Forward projections are particularly risky for China because of massive institutional change and unusual structural elements (for example the extraordinary rise of domestic inequality), and because recent growth outcomes remain shrouded in(More)
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