CHINA READY FOR BIRD FLU AND SARS AT 2008 OLYMPIC GAMES


 
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Beijing - According to the Beijing Disease Prevention and Control Center, China will be prepared to handle any outbreak of any infectious diseases like SARS or Bird Flu by the 2008 Olympics.

The Chinese government which came under fierce attack for it's cover-up of SARS, and wide spread criticism for its under-reporting of bird-flu incidents, says it'll be ready for the 2008 Olympics.

SARS infected about 6,000 people world wide and killed about 1,200 worldwide in 2003.

China has also had 20 human cases of the H5N1 virus, including 12 deaths, and was slow to report them.

According to the Beijing Disease Prevention and Control center, there will be close to 150 hospitals and 2,000 beds in Beijing available and equipped to handle infectious diseases when the Games begin in August, 2008.



 
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