WHO: SARS outbreak contained


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."

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