March 21, 2003 - SARS is an acronym for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, an atypical pneumonia that rapidly attacks alveoli lung tissue. This afternoon, Julie Gerberding, M. D., Director, Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta announced that:
- "Some of the individuals with the severe SARS pneumonia and death have been relatively healthy, middle-aged people, and that tells us that this is a disease that can be virulent and life-threatening, even among those who are otherwise probably immunologically healthy. ...Further, the high attack rate in health care workers caring for the early hospitalized patients ... suggests that it is certainly contagious."
- CDC is now monitoring 22 cases of the SARS pneumonia in the United States.
New Jersey 1
New Mexico 1
North Carolina 2
New York 2
Rhode Island 1
Total Suspected U. S. Cases Under Investigation: 22
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