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  1. WHO Removes Last SARS Travel Advisory

    June 24, 2003 -- Beijing, China, the epicenter of the SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) outbreak only weeks ago, has now become the final country to be taken off the World Health Organization's travel advisory list. China's largest city was home to the biggest SARS outbreak in the world with

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  2. The SARS Outbreak: 100 Days Later

    June 19, 2003 -- One hundred days after the World Health Organization (WHO) first alerted the world about a mysterious outbreak of a pneumonia-like illness, more than 8,400 people have been stricken with the disease, now known as SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome), and 800 victims have died. T

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  3. More SARS Travel Warnings Lifted

    June 17, 2003 -- In another clear sign that the threat of the SARS outbreak is retreating, health officials have now lifted SARS travel warnings for all regions except for Beijing, China. Although the World Health Organization (WHO) and CDC stress that everyone must remain at a high level of alert t

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  4. Licorice-Based Drug May Fight SARS

    June 12, 2003 -- An antiviral drug derived from licorice roots may turn out to be an effective SARS treatment. Preliminary laboratory tests show that the drug, called glycyrrhizin, is better than several other antiviral drugs at preventing the SARS virus from multiplying. Since the SARS (severe acut

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  5. SARS Outbreak Continues to Decline

    June 6, 2003 -- As the number of SARS (severe acute respiratory disease) cases continues to dwindle, health officials are now looking at new ways to keep the disease from coming back. After weeks of dozens and even hundred of new SARS cases being reported each day, the number of new cases reported w

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  6. First Day Without SARS Deaths Reported

    June 4, 2003 -- In a clear sign that the SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) outbreak is on the decline, the World Health Organization (WHO) today announced that no new SARS deaths were reported for the first time since March 28. In addition, no new probable cases were reported in China, which

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  7. SARS Cases Fall in China, Rise in Canada

    May 30, 2003 -- The SARS outbreak in China that seemed to be raging out of control less than two weeks ago now appears to be tapering off while a new cluster of cases has emerged in Toronto, Canada. The number of new SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) cases in China averaged around 150 per day

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  8. SARS Prompts Broader Powers for WHO

    May 28, 2003 -- Recognizing SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) as "the first severe infectious disease to emerge in the twenty-first century," the World Health Organization (WHO) today approved sweeping new regulations to give the organization authority to track and respond to future global he

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  9. SARS From Space?

    May 23, 2003 -- Could SARS be from space? A group of British scientists is making that case by proposing that the SARS virus may have originated in outer space, fell down to earth, and landed in China where the outbreak began. But most infectious disease experts are sticking to a more conventional e

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  10. CDC Specialist in Taiwan May Have SARS

    May 22, 2003 -- A CDC physician who was sent to Taiwan to help local health officials improve infection control measures and prevent the spread of SARS (sudden acute respiratory syndrome) is now on his way back to the U.S. after developing symptoms of the disease. Three other CDC scientists who were

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