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How many people contracted sars in the united states during the 2003 outbreak? how many people died of sars in the united states?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
8/0: There were 8 confirmed cases in the US. None of them died.
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
Only 8 cases: SARS, an explosive outbreak of adult respiratory distress syndrome started in Hong Kong in 2003. Within weeks of the outbreak it was determined that SARS was caused by a novel coronavirus. It was found that this virus infected civets and horseshoe bats which were the zoonotic natural reservoirs. There were 8096 cases of SARS on 5 continents and 774 deaths. Only 8 cases in US.

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How many people contracted sars worldwide during the 2003 outbreak? How many people died of sars worldwide?

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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 17 years experience
Looks like: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/10/50 8422 cases and 916 deaths.

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