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WHO says SARS outbreak is over, but fight should go on

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 10 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:70
  1. Fiona Fleck
  1. Geneva

    The World Health Organization said on 5 July that the global outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) had been contained, but it urged health authorities across the world not to be complacent, because the world was not yet free of the disease.

    WHO removed Taiwan, where the last SARS case was detected and the patient isolated on 15 June, from a list of areas of recent transmission that travellers are advised to avoid.

    WHO officials said the patient in Taiwan had passed two consecutive incubation periods of 10 days without passing …

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