Of the 65 probable SARS patients, 41 (63%) were hospitalized, and two
(3%) required mechanical ventilation. No SARS-related deaths have been reported
in the United States. Of 65 probable cases, 63 (97%) were attributed to international
travel to areas with documented or suspected community transmission of SARS
within the 10 days before illness onset; the remaining two (3%) probable cases
occurred in a health-care worker who provided care to a SARS patient and a
household contact of a SARS patient. Among the 63 probable SARS cases attributed
to travel, 33 (52%) patients reported travel to mainland China; 19 (30%) to
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China; six (10%) to Singapore; two
(3%) to Hanoi, Vietnam; nine (14%) to Toronto, Canada; and one (2%) to Taiwan.
Of the probable SARS patients, five (8%) had visited more than one area with
SARS during the 10 days before illness onset.