What is SARS?
Severe Acute Respiratory
Syndrome: is a respiratory illness of unknown origin. Cases of the illness have been discovered
in People's Republic of China (mainland China), Hong Kong , Hanoi, Vietnam, Singapore and Toronto, Canada. SARS
has also been found in patients that have traveled to Hong Kong or Guangdong Province after Feb 1, 2003 OR has had close
contact with a known SARS patient.
The illness presents symptoms of:
Fever of more than 100.4 degrees Farenheit (38° C)
Difficulty in breathing
X-ray indication of pneumonia
To find out more visit:
New WHO changes in travel restrictions posted on Yahoo news group
New WHO press release about travel changes
MSNBC story on the effect SARS has on a particular family and their travel