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WHO declares SARS epidemic under control

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/sbmj.0307223a (Published 01 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:0307223a
  1. Adrián González Aguirre1
  1. 1BMJ

The World Health Organization declared that the epidemic of sudden acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is under control. According to Christine McNab, spokeswoman for WHO, the numbers of SARS cases are falling in all areas, but the outbreak will not end until no new cases are reported. She called for a continued state of high alert since any new unidentified case could lead to a new outbreak.

The announcement came while more than 1000 scientists, doctors, and …

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