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…
Taiwan's 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.
As 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 or death.
As 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.
As 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.
The World Health Organization announced Tuesday that starting Wednesday it would lift its warning against unnecessary travel to Toronto imposed last week amid fears over the spread of the SARS virus.
Severe acute respiratory syndrome continues to spread in China, the WHO 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.
China sealed off a major Beijing hospital Thursday in an attempt to control the city's outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome.
The World Health Organization on Wednesday warned against travel to Toronto, Beijing and China's Shanxi Province as the number of severe acute respiratory syndrome cases in those areas continues to rise.
The mayor of Beijing was fired following the disclosure of a tenfold increase in SARS cases in China's capital and charges he mishandled the outbreak of the deadly illness, state-run media said Monday.
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