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SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

SARS Spreading through Hong Kong: James Salisbury (American's Death)

Wednesday Apr 9, 2003
Hong Kong, China

On April 9, James Earl Salisbury died of SARS at a hospital in Hong Kong. An American Mormon and a teacher at Shenzhen Polytechnic. He had been sick for approximately one month before his death, but he was originally diagnosed with pneumonia. His son Michael "Mickey" Salisbury was with him in China and also contracted the disease, but he survived it. Salisbury's death led to more open admissions by the Chinese government about the spread of SARS.


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