Acute respiratory syndrome in China - Update 3
20 February 2003
Disease Outbreak Reported
The Ministry of Health, China has reported that the causal agent for the atypical pneumonia outbreak in Guangdong Province, which affected a total of 305 cases including 5 deaths, was probably caused by chlamydia pneumoniae. Further epidemiological investigations are underway coordinated by the Guangdong provincial health department.