A joint team of experts from China's Health Ministry and the World Health Organization (WHO) arrived in Guangzhou, capital of the southern Guangdong Province, Monday.
Wang Zhiqiong, deputy-director of the Guangdong provincial health bureau said the joint team consisted of three WHO experts, three Chinese experts and an interpreter.
Five members of the team arrived in Guangzhou Monday afternoon from Beijing. One WHO expert would arrive later Monday from Hong Kong and one Chinese expert was from a Guangzhou health institution.
"The experts plan to visit the suspected SARS patient Tuesday morning and then hold a press briefing," said Wang, adding that the team would stay in Guangdong for five days.
Wang said the experts were mainly specialists in epidemiology and infection control and they would review the work on the suspected SARS case, including the epidemiological investigation, clinical diagnosis and hospital infection control.
The Health Ministry reported on Dec. 27 that a 32-old-man was confirmed as a suspected SARS case in Guangzhou. The ministry said here Monday that the man had a normal temperature for five days and was in a stable condition. None of the 42 people quarantined after having close contact with him has shown symptoms of the disease.