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Southern China grapples with mystery illness
CNN ^ | Wednesday, February 12, 2003 Posted: 2:57 AM EST (0757 GMT) | CNN senior China analyst Willy Wo-Lap Lam

Posted on 02/13/2003 2:01:24 PM PST by vannrox

Edited on 04/29/2004 2:02:06 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

BEIJING, China -- Chinese and Hong Kong authorities are on the alert as a mystery illness sweeps through southern China.

The pneumonia-like sickness has so far killed at least five people and hospitalized around 300, with panicked Chinese flocking to pharmacies to stock up on medicines.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 911; atypicalpneumonia; bio; china; flu; germ; guangdong; guangzhou; hate; islamic; outbrak; saddam; sars; terror; unusual; war; wtc
"...Doctors, nurses and other health workers especially hard hit..."
1 posted on 02/13/2003 2:01:25 PM PST by vannrox
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To: vannrox
Don't panic, it's just the Hong Kong flu.
2 posted on 02/13/2003 2:06:46 PM PST by Enterprise
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To: vannrox
Thank God the Chinese have government health care. They'll be okay.....(snicker).
3 posted on 02/13/2003 2:07:53 PM PST by SandfleaCSC (Diplomacy is the art of saying, "Nice doggie", until you can find a large enough rock.)
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To: SandfleaCSC
Indeed. The patient's xi or qikx or xuong or whatever is "out of balance". Face to the east and burn this bag of cinnamon in front of you.
4 posted on 02/13/2003 3:57:58 PM PST by jiggyboy
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To: flutters; CathyRyan; Judith Anne
You missed this one.
5 posted on 04/29/2003 6:15:33 PM PDT by TaxRelief
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To: vannrox; tallhappy; Judith Anne; Mother Abigail; CathyRyan; per loin; Dog Gone; Petronski; ...
Tallhappy was watching this atypical pneumonia at the time.
6 posted on 04/29/2003 6:18:29 PM PDT by aristeides
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To: aristeides
Its a good thing Tallhappy was watching it way back in February.

Now we can easily read old BS as well as new BS.

I wonder how many ChiComm officials are Freepers?
7 posted on 04/29/2003 6:35:57 PM PDT by Betty Jo
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