Two Utah Residents may have Mystery Disease

Two Utah Residents may have Mystery Disease

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- Two Utah residents may have Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, the contagious Asian mystery disease which can cause serious breathing problems and even death.

The Utah Department of Health announced today that the two people, who are not related, recently traveled to certain parts of Asia where the disease was believed to have begun spreading. They then developed symptoms consistent with the disease.

The health department says one person has recovered and the other one's illness does not appear life threatening. Medical samples have been sent to the Centers for Disease Control to determine if these case will join the 13 possible cases found in the United States so far.

Around the world, the disease known as SARS has killed ten people.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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