Agency Lifts Travel Warning for Parts of China
Health Organization officials announced Tuesday that the spread
of severe acute respiratory syndrome has been contained, but warned
that China must remain vigilant to prevent a second outbreak of
the highly infectious disease.
Health Officials Declare SARS Contained
that the SARS situation in many regions of China has "improved
significantly," the World Health Organization lifted its warning
against travel to parts of the country, but the agency was continuing
to advise that people avoid visiting the capital, Beijing.
Health Agency Backs China's Reports of Drop in SARS Cases
Health Organization experts Thursday cautiously endorsed China's
reported drop in the number of SARS cases after publicly questioning
the country's data earlier this week.
is in Decline, U.N. Health Agency Says
outbreaks in all the initial hot zones either contained or coming
under control, severe acute respiratory syndrome is clearly in
decline, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. But
the U.N. agency cautioned in a report that new outbreaks could
Question Latest Chinese SARS Reports
past accusations that Chinese officials covered up the extent
of the severe acute respiratory syndrome outbreak, the World Health
Organization on Tuesday questioned the accuracy of recent reports
from China showing a sharp decline in the number of new SARS cases.
Quarantined as Toronto Once Again Tackles SARS
Toronto struggles to contain a second SARS outbreak that began
more than a week ago, about 7,000 people were under quarantine
Friday and 33 were infected with the virus.
WHO Updates the Battle Against SARS
Ifill talks to the head of the WHO's communicable diseases program,
Dr. David Heymann, discusses the latest SARS news, including the
new outbreak in Toronto .
Travel Advisory Expanded to Include All of Taiwan
The World Health Organization extended its travel advisory for
the city of Taipei to include all of Taiwan on Wednesday, as the
island reported 35 new SARS cases and its officials warned the
outbreak had not peaked in the country's southern regions.
Battle SARS' Spread
Dentzer looks at how scientific research is contributing to the
struggle against SARS.
Reacts to the University's SARS Decision
University of California at Berkeley became the first major U.S.
university to turn away students from Asian nations for fear they
may spread the SARS virus. Spencer
Michels talks with members of Berkeley's faculty and community
about the school's decision.
Health Minister Resigns Over Mishandling of SARS
health chief resigned Friday over the worsening SARS crisis that
has infected 274 people. The government moved quickly to fill
the post, naming a noted, U.S.-educated epidemiologist.
Threatens to Execute Those Knowingly Spreading SARS
part of its effort to prevent the spread of SARS, the Chinese
government announced on Thursday that anyone deliberately spreading
the deadly respiratory illness would be punished by imprisonment
Societal Impact of Containing SARS
Howard Markel, a medical historian; Marilyn Chase, a health reporter;
and Dr. Jeffrey Koplan, vice president for academic health affairs
at Emory University, talk to Ray Suarez about the possible societal
impact of quarantines and other efforts to fight SARS.
Rural Areas Not Ready to Tackle SARS
Chinese officials voiced concern Wednesday over the possibility
of severe acute respiratory syndrome spreading to rural areas,
a WHO team prepared to visit one particularly vulnerable province.
Prime Minister on his Nation's Efforts to Fight SARS
prime minister Goh Chok Tong talks to Ray Suarez about the city-state's
struggle to contain its SARS outbreak.
Sparks Protest in China, WHO to Help Taiwan Battle Disease
the number of severe acute respiratory syndrome cases in Taiwan
and mainland China continued to rise, villagers in eastern China
rioted Monday over their government's handling of the virus.
Health Organization's David Heymann Discusses SARS
David Heymann, head
of the WHO's communicable diseases program, talks to Jim Lehrer
about the spread of SARS in China, the WHO's recent reversal of
a Toronto travel advisory and other recent developments in the
struggle to limit SARS outbreaks worldwide.
Toronto's Response to SARS
World Health Organization Wednesday lifted its warning for travelers
to avoid unnecessary trips to Toronto, which was imposed amid
fears over the spread of SARS. Betty
Ann Bowser reports on how the disease's presence has affected
Coping with SARS in the U.S.
Dentzer reports on how the U.S. health care system treated the
first person in the country to become ill with SARS and how through
a combination of luck and vigilance that person recovered and
did not spread the disease within the U.S.
Travel Advisory for Toronto Lifted
World Health Organization announced Tuesday that starting Wednesday
it would lift its warning against travel to Toronto imposed last
week amid fears over the spread of the SARS virus.
Continues Battle Against SARS
Ifill and two experts examine the mounting number of SARS cases
in China, and its political, economic and medical fallout.
SARS continues to spread in China, the World Health Organization
said as it also reported that the outbreak of the infectious disease
appears to have peaked in Singapore, Hong Kong and Canada and
has been successfully contained in Vietnam.
of SARS Hits San Francisco's Chinatown
though there are only two suspected SARS cases in all of San Francisco,
fear of the disease has dampened activity in the city's normally
bustling Chinatown. Spencer Michels reports on how San Francisco
is reacting to the spread of SARS in Asia.
Hospital Sealed Off Due to SARS Threat
sealed off a major Beijing hospital Thursday in an attempt to
control the city's outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome.
Debating the WHO's Toronto Travel Advisory
Health Organization warned against travel to Toronto, Beijing
and China's Shanxi Province
due to the rise in SARS cases
in those regions. Ray Suarez discusses this development with
Deputy Mayor of Toronto Case Ootes and Denis Aitken from the World
Warns Against Travel to Beijing, Toronto
Beijing Mayor and China's Health Minister Fired Over Handling
mayor of Beijing and China's health minister were fired following
the disclosure of a tenfold increase in SARS cases in China's
capital and charges of mishandling the outbreak of the deadly
illness, state-run media said Monday.
Living With Fear of SARS
Experts examine the economic impact the SARS disease has had in
Hong Kong, China and other Asian business centers.
SARS in Beijing Worse Than Chinese Officials Reported
The cause of the severe acute respiratory syndrome virus was confirmed
Wednesday as WHO representatives reported that Beijing had up
to five times more SARS cases than China has officially acknowledged.
Evidence of SARS' Cause Mounts, Asian Nations Crack Down On Suspected
As scientists Thursday confirmed that they have identified a virus
present in those suffering from SARS, Hong Kong expanded is quarantine
of people who may have been exposed to the disease.
China Accused of Concealing Extent of SARS Spread
As SARS continues to spread, a senior Chinese physician Wednesday
accused his government of covering up details about the number
of SARS cases in Beijing.
U.S. Response to SARS
Dr. Julie Gerberding, of the Centers for Disease Control, and
Dr. Anthony Fauci, of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious
Diseases, discuss the spread of SARS and the response of the U.S.
Flu-Like Illness Spreads in Hard-Hit Hong Kong and China
Severe acute respiratory syndrome has infected 42 more people
in Hong Kong and 27 more in mainland China government officials
Governments Work to Contain Spread of SARS
Health authorities turned to legal moves Friday in their continuing
efforts to control an outbreak of the mysterious virus that has
infected more than 2,300 people in 18 countries.
World Health Organization Issues Travel Warning
The United Nation's health agency urged travelers Wednesday to
avoid Hong Kong and China's southern Guangdong province, where
a mysterious flu-like disease has been spreading rapidly.
The World Health Organization Attempts to Combat SARS
Dr. David Heymann,
head of the WHO's communicable diseases program, discusses efforts
to combat SARS.
Number of SARS Cases Reported in China Jumps
China dramatically increased the number of people diagnosed with
a mystery virus that the World Health Organization says could
CDC Says SARS May Come From Known Virus Family
Centers for Disease Control scientists said evidence suggests
that SARS is caused by a virus in the same family as the one that
causes the common cold. That contradicts the WHO's earlier reports
that the disease might share the same family as the viruses that
cause the measles and mumps.
Discover Clue In Search For SARS Cause
reported they may have uncovered the first clue in their race
to identify and develop treatments for the mysterious illness.
WHO Issues Travel Advisory As SARS Continues to Spread
With the disease beginning to spread outside of Asia, the WHO
issued a travel advisory and the CDC advised people to avoid unnecessary
travel to Asia.