A hotel with really bad karma

It was widely reported that after a man from Mexico staying at the Metropark Hotel in Hong Kong was recently diagnosed with H1N1 influenza, the 280 guests and employees at the hotel were quarantined for a week. The Independent, however, takes the story a step further. It turns out that the Metropark was formerly known as the Metropole Hotel, which became infamous, at least in epidemiologic circles, for being the epicenter of the SARS epidemic in 2003. If you're planning a trip to Hong Kong soon, better note the hotel address because I suspect another name change is coming soon.


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