SARS patient leaves hospital
( 2004-01-08 10:48) (Xinhua)
The first SARS patient on the Chinese mainland since last July left the
hospital Thursday after having full recoverd from the disease.
The 32-year-old freelance TV worker in South China's Guangdong
Province suffered from a headache, fever and cough on Dec. 16 and was
admitted to an isolation room at the No. 1 Hospital of the Guangzhou-based
Zhongshan University on Dec. 20. He was transferred to the No. 8 People's
Hospital on Dec. 24, and has had a normal temperature ever since.
He was confirmed to be a SARS patient on Jan. 5, but his condition improved
daily with the conventional treatment from a team of 20 or so medical workers at
the No. 8 People's Hospital, including antibiotics and support treatment to
All of the 81 people Luo had had contact with, including 42 close contacts,
did not show any symptoms of the disease, and the last one was expected to be
discharged from isolation Thursday, after a two-week quarantine. Enditem