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South Georgia hospital is prepared for SARS cases

April 7, 2003

Valdosta - A South Georgia hospital is prepared to handle cases Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. That's that new flu-like illness you've heard so much about lately. It's killed nearly 100-people worldwide.

Calls have been pouring in to South Georgia Medical Center from people panicking about the syndrome. But physicians say they have the proper screening tools and medications on hand.

"There's no great treatment for SARS but we are prepared to give patients the best treatment that is available to treat this disease," said Dr. Willie Saurina.

SARS symptoms are similar to the flu. They include fever, headache, and respiratory problems. Two Atlanta women have been diagnosed with the illness.

posted at 3:45 by ashley.harper@walb.com

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