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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in a Geriatric Patient with a Hip Fracture A Case Report
Kwok Chuen Wong, MB, ChB, FRCSEd(Orth); Kwok Sui Leung, MD, FRCSEd; Mamie Hui, MB, ChB, MRCPath
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Investigation performed at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China

Kwok Chuen Wong, MB, ChB, FRCSEd(Orth)
Kwok Sui Leung, MD, FRCSEd
Mamie Hui, MB, ChB, MRCPath
Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (K.C.W. and K.S. L.) and Department of Microbiology (M.H.), Chinese University of Hong Kong, 5/F, Clinical Science Building, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China. E-mail address for K.C. Wong: skcwong@ort.cuhk.edu.hk

The authors did not receive grants or outside funding in support of their research or preparation of this manuscript. They did not receive payments or other benefits or a commitment or agreement to provide such benefits from a commercial entity. No commercial entity paid or directed, or agreed to pay or direct, any benefits to any research fund, foundation, educational institution, or other charitable or nonprofit organization with which the authors are affiliated or associated.

J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2003 Jul 01;85(7):1339-1342
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In March 2003, there was an outbreak of atypical pneumonia in Hong Kong. The World Health Organization (WHO) has termed the illness severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). The disease is highly contagious and has spread rapidly throughout the world. Globally, there were more than 3000 reported cases and 154 related deaths as of April 14, 2003 1 .
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