Suspected SARS patient in stable condition
( 2004-01-02 09:06) (Xinhua)
The suspected SARS (severe
acute respiratory syndrome) patient in south China's Guangdong Province was in
stable situation, with his body temperature remaining normal for nine
consecutive days, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said here Thursday afternoon.
"There was no report of any SARS case in the 24 hours from 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday to 10:00 a.m. Thursday on the Chinese mainland,"the MOH said in its
daily SARS report released on its official website.
According to reports from all localities, there was only one suspected SARS
case in Guangdong but no clinically confirmed case by 10:00 a.m. Thursday, the
None of the 81 people who had had close or general contact withthe suspected
SARS patient showed any abnormal symptoms, and 33 ofthem have so far been
discharged from medical observation, noted the MOH.
The ministry resumed daily reporting on the epidemic disease on Sept. 19.