Hong Kong Prison Homes Spur Virus Risk Decade After SARS

Hong Kong Prison Homes Spur Virus Risk Decade After SARS

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A passenger has her temperature taken at Chek lap Kok Airport on April 17, 2003. Last year, 56.5 million people transited the city’s airport-- 65 percent more than in 2002. By the time SARS petered out in August 2003, the virus had spread to more than two dozen countries and three regions, causing 8,096 cases and 774 deaths.