Fear spread through Hong Kong after 58...
Fear spread through Hong Kong after 58 new cases of a deadly flu-like disease were reported in one day. Bank offices closed and much activity in the bustling city ground to halt.
International health officials said Hong Kong was the world’s most severely affected area. At least 425 people have been infected there and 11 have died. SARS has sickened 1,485 people globally and killed at least 54.
The United States advised against nonessential travel to China, Singapore and the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi.