GENEVA -- The World Health Organization July 5 removed Taiwan --
the last country or region -- from its list of SARS-infected areas.
The WHO removed Toronto from the list July 2.
"We do not mark the end of SARS today, but we observe a
milestone: the global SARS outbreak has been contained," said Dr.
Gro Harlem Brundtland, director-general of the WHO.
As the travel industry gears up for its full-blown return to
parts of Asia that it vacated, the WHO warned "that continued
global vigilance for SARS is crucial for the foreseeable future.
The world is not yet SARS-free."