(March 21, 2003) -- The Centers for Disease Control reported that as of March 21 there were 22 U.S. cases -- including 6 in CA -- of the mysterious severe (and frequently fatal) flu and severe pneumonia ("Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome") suspected and under investigation.
As previously reported by LBReport.com, L.A. County health officials reported on March 17 that they were investigating one suspected case in Los Angeles County. The CDC web site did not indicate where in CA the six cases suspected and under investigation are.
The atypical pneumonia has struck travelers recently returned from Hong Kong; Guangdong Province in the People’s Republic of China; Hanoi, Vietnam and Singapore.
The CDC noted that numbers of suspected cases are expected to fluctuate as additional information becomes available.
The CDC website (www.cdc.gov) devotes a special page to detailed information on SARS.