SARS patient discharged from hospital
Beijing's first confirmed SARS patient Li has recovered and was discharged from hospital on Tuesday.
The SARS patient Li is a 20-year-old female nurse in Beijing's Jiangong Hospital. She had symptoms of fever, cough and trembling on April 5, and was hospitalized on April 7 before her transfer to the Intensive Care Unit of the Renmin Hospital attached to prestigious Beijing University on April 14.
Li was finally confirmed as SARS patient on April 22.
The Ministry of Health said medical examinations showed Li had been connected with the SARS case in Anhui. During the hospitalization of the Anhui patient in Beijing Jiangong Hospital, itLi was who took care of the patient from March 29 to April 2.
At present, none of the people with close contact with her have shown abnormal symptoms and 99 of them have been freed from medical observation, in addition, one of them having high fever before was excluded possibility of SARS infection, said the ministry.
Only one of the six diagnosed SARS patients in Beijing is in serious condition, and the rest five are recovering, hospital sources said.
The diagnosed SARS patient in Anhui, surnamed Song, is also in stable condition and has had normal temperature for 11 days and the experts team in Anhui said she can be discharged from hospitalin a few days, according to the ministry.
At present none of the people with close contact with her have shown abnormal symptoms and 89 of them have been freed from medical observation, the ministry said.
Since April 22, two diagnosed SARS cases were reported in Anhui,seven in Beijing and no diagnosed or suspected cases were reported in other provinces.