SARS Fast Facts

(CNN)Here’s some background information about SARS, severe acute respiratory syndrome. Since 2004, there have been no known cases of SARS reported anywhere in the world. There were 8,098 confirmed cases of SARS from November 2002 to July 2003, with 774 deaths. Timeline:November 16, 2002 – What will become known as SARS is first reported in Foshan, China. November 2002-February 2003 – Five people die and more than 300 are reported ill of SARS in Guangdong province, China. February 15-22, 2003 – Liu Jianlun develops SARS symptoms on a trip from Huang Xingchu in the Guangdong province to visit family in Hong Kong. He is considered patient zero, or the first person to die of the disease. He infects people at …