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Country breakdown: Probable cases of SARS

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DISEASE FATALITY RATES
Rates are expressed in percentages
Ebola36 to 88
Smallpox30
Gastrointestinal anthrax25 to 60
Cutaneous anthrax20
Dengue hemorrhagic fever20
Yellow fever20
Bubonic plague15.4
SARS15
Meningoccal disease* 12
West Nile virus12
Tetanus11
Diptheria10
Typhoid fever10
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever5.2

SOURCES: CDC,WHO, state and national public health departments, university research centers
* Figure is for U.S. cases only

(CNN) -- The number of cases of a new form of deadly pneumonia is on the rise.

The SARS virus was first detected in Southeast Asia and is now spreading across the world.

These are the most up-to-date details as of May 27:

Total number of probable cases: 8,224

Confirmed death toll: 735

Australia: 6 cases.

Brazil: 2 cases.

Canada: 148 cases. 26 dead.

China: 5,325 cases. 317 dead.

Colombia: 1 case.

Finland: 1 case.

France: 7 cases.

Germany: 9 cases.

Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region): 1,728 cases. 269 dead.

India: 3 cases.

Indonesia: 2 cases.

Ireland: 1 case

Italy: 9 cases.

Kuwait: 1 case.

Macau (Special Administrative Region): 2 cases.

Malaysia: 5 cases. 2 dead.

Mongolia: 9 cases.

New Zealand: 1 case.

Philippines: 12 cases. 2 dead.

Poland: 1 case.

Romania: 1 case.

Singapore: 206 cases. 31 dead.

South Africa: 1 case. 1 dead.

South Korea: 3 cases.

Spain: 1 case.

Sweden: 3 cases.

Switzerland: 1 case.

Taiwan: 596 cases reported. 76 dead.

Thailand: 8 cases. 2 dead.

United Kingdom: 4 cases.

United States: 65 cases.

Vietnam: 63 cases. 5 dead.

(Sources: World Health Organization; Hong Kong Department of Health; China Ministry of Health; Health Canada; Singapore Ministry of Health; Taiwan Ministry of Health)


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