posted on Jan, 7 2004 @ 09:16 PM
Coming only days after confirmation of the first non-laboratory SARS case in
six months, China's Xinhua news agency is reporting another potential case.
Just as "Mr. Luo," the 32 year old recently diagnosed with the disease, received a clear bill of health and was released from the hospital, reports
are surfacing of another Guangzhong resident entering isolation.
In a rather understated mention, Xinhua reports that a 20 year old waitress exhibiting symptoms of SARS has been admitted to an area hospital.
Details were obviously slim in the one-sentence notice from the state-sponsored news agency. The young woman is a waitress in a restaurant serving
wild game, but there is no confirmation as to how she could have potentially contracted the SARS virus.
China has recently begun a movement to slaughter civet cats, a popular wild game delicacy in the region. A virus found in many civets shows some
similarity to the human SARS virus, leading scientists to belive the disease may have originated from the weasel-like animal.