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SARS Cases Soar in China

CDC Offers New Travel Guidelines to Reduce SARS Risk

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While travelers are in areas affected by SARS, they should wash hands frequently with soap and water to minimize the risk of illness. Alcohol-based hand rubs may be used as an alternative.

To minimize the possibility of SARS infection, the CDC recommends avoiding close contact with large numbers of people as much as possible. But CDC does not recommend the routine use of masks while in public areas.

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