Officials at WHO Conference on SARS Say Fight Isn't Over
Wall Street Journal; D3
The World Health Organization (WHO) has lifted its travel advisory against Taiwan, and mainland China and Hong Kong have reported no new severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) infections for the sixth straight day. The first WHO global conference on SARS has begun in Kuala Lumpur, but participants warn that the fight is not finished and say that they must prepare for a new kind of regional threat. Even Malaysia, which had only five cases of SARS, was affected by disrupted business and tourist travel. Taiwan, Beijing, Toronto, and Hong Kong are still on the WHO's list of places of recent SARS local transmission, and Beijing is the only one still on the travel advisory. Toronto is still struggling with SARS problems, with five new probable cases over the weekend.