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SARS patient in E. China province recovering
Updated: 2004-04-25 15:08

The SARS patient in east China's Anhui Province, surnamed Song, has been recovering, said Zhang Xuejun, president of Anhui University of Medical Sciences.

Song, aged 26, who is now receiving medical treatment at the No. 1 Hospital affiliated to the Anhui University of Medical Sciences, had a normal temperature of 36.7 degrees Celsius on Sunday and saw improvement in other life signs such as breath and blood pressure as well, said Zhang.

According to Zhang, medical workers are using albumin and blood plasma to help her regain strength and improve immunity, along with antibiotics to prevent her from secondary infection.

The Chinese Ministry of Health announced two SARS cases in Anhui on Friday afternoon. The other SARS patient in Anhui was Song's mother, who died on April 19.

Song, who does her postgraduate courses with the Anhui University of Medical Sciences, studied at a Beijing-based research institute of virus diseases under the Chinese Center for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) from March 7 to 22.

On March 23, Song went back to Hefei, capital of Anhui Province, by train and then returned to Beijing by train after complaining of fever on March 25. Later, she went to see doctors in Beijing and Huainan City of Anhui Province. On April 4, she was transferred to the No. 1 Hospital under the Anhui University of Medical Sciences for further treatment.

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