SARS outbreak in China a rumor: CDC
Taipei, Feb. 23 (CNA) The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Thursday that there is no SARS outbreak in China, despite unverified information circulating on the Internet.
The Chinese health authorities have clarified that there is no SARS outbreak within its territory, said CDC Deputy Director-General Chou Chih-hau.
The Chinese authorities will provide information to the CDC regarding the rumor on Friday, as its office in charge is already closed, he added.
Many Chinese Internet users have voiced concerns over a possible pandemic of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in a military hospital located in Hebei Province, according to a local daily newspaper...
...Although the Chinese government has yet to officially deny the rumor, bloggers alleged that hundreds of patients have been hospitalized in isolation wards and at least one has died from the fatal disease, the newspaper report said...