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Ministry of Heath: No SARS in Baoding Military Hospital

On February 25, 2012, China’s Ministry of Health issued a press release rebutting online blogs about suspected SARS patients in a military hospital. According to Internet blogs, there are about 300 soldiers currently undergoing treatment in isolation in the No. 252 military hospital in Baoding, Hebei. They are being treated for a mysterious respiratory syndrome with symptoms that include a continued high fever. The press release from the Ministry of Health stated that the outbreak is the result of a Type 55 adenovirus respiratory infection, that none of the patients are critically ill, and that no deaths have occurred. The release said that, after applying several types of treatment, the outbreak has been effectively controlled.

Source: Ministry of Health of China, February 25, 2012