Global Alert and Response (GAR)

Situation Updates - SARS

  • 18 May 2004
    China’s latest SARS outbreak has been contained, but biosafety concerns remain – Update 7
  • 5 May 2004
    SARS in China: investigation continues – Update 6
  • 30 April 2004
    China confirms SARS infection in another previously reported case; summary of cases to date – Update 5
  • 29 April 2004
    China confirms SARS infection in two previously reported cases – update 4
  • 28 April 2004
    China reports additional SARS case - update 3
  • 26 April 2004
    Additional patients in China under investigation for SARS; WHO team travels to Beijing - update 2
  • 23 April 2004
    China reports additional SARS cases - update
  • 22 April 2004
    SARS: one suspected case reported in China
  • 31 January 2004
    New case of laboratory-confirmed SARS in Guangdong, China - update 5
  • 27 January 2004
    Update 4: Review of probable and laboratory-confirmed SARS cases in southern China
  • 8 January 2004
    Update 3: Announcement of suspected SARS case in southern China; Investigation of source of infection for confirmed case begins tomorrow
  • 5 January 2004
    Laboratory confirmation of a SARS case in southern China - update 2
  • 30 December 2003
    Suspected Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) case in southern China - update
  • 28 December 2003
    Suspected Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) case in southern China
  • 17 December 2003
    Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in Taiwan, China
  • 22 October 2003
    WHO SARS Scientific Research Advisory Committee concludes its first meeting
  • 17 October 2003
    L’OMS publie un document de consensus sur l’épidémiologie du SRAS
  • 17 October 2003
    WHO issues consensus document on the epidemiology of SARS
  • 24 September 2003
    Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in Singapore - update 2
  • 16 September 2003
    Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in Singapore - update
  • 10 September 2003
    Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in Singapore

  • 5 July 2003
    Update 96 - Taiwan, China: SARS transmission interrupted in last outbreak area
  • 4 July 2003
    Update 95 - SARS: Chronology of a serial killer
  • 3 July 2003
    Update 94 – Preparing for the next influenza season in a world altered by SARS
  • 2 July 2003
    Update 93 – Toronto removed from list of areas with recent local transmission
  • 1 July 2003
    Update 92 – Chronology of travel recommendations, areas with local transmission
  • 30 June 2003
    Update 91 – SARS research: the effect of patents and patent applications
  • 27 June 2003
    Update 90 – Case in Japan discarded, criteria for removal from the list of countries with recent local transmission
  • 26 June 2003
    Update 89 – What happens if SARS returns?
  • 25 June 2003
    Update 88 – New cases reported in China and Japan
  • 24 June 2003
    Update 87 - World Health Organization changes last remaining travel recommendation -- for Beijing, China
  • 23 June 2003
    Update 86 - Hong Kong removed from list of areas with local transmission
  • 20 June 2003
    Update 85 - WHO case definition for diagnostic purposes, Hong Kong close to being removed from list of areas with local transmission
  • 19 June 2003
    Update 84 – Can SARS be eradicated or eliminated?
  • 18 June 2003
    Update 83 – One hundred days into the outbreak
  • 17 June 2003
    Update 82 – Change in travel recommendations for Taiwan
  • 16 June 2003
    Update 81 – WHO scientific meeting on SARS opens tomorrow
  • 13 June 2003
    Update 80 - Change in travel recommendations for parts of China, situation in Toronto
  • 12 June 2003
    Update 79 – Situation in China
  • 11 June 2003
    Update 78 – Situation in Toronto
  • 10 June 2003
    Update 77 - WHO officials to visit China
  • 9 June 2003
    Update 76 - Situation in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong
  • 6 June 2003
    Update 75 - Update on Situation in Singapore
  • 5 June 2003
    Update 74 - Global decline in cases and deaths continues
  • 4 June 2003
    Update 73 - No new deaths, but vigilance needed for imported cases
  • 3 June 2003
    Update 72 - Situation in China
  • 2 June 2003
    Update 71 - Status of diagnostic tests, training course in China
  • 30 May 2003
    Update 70 - Singapore removed from list of areas with local SARS transmission
  • 29 May 2003
    Update 69 - Situation in China
  • 28 May 2003
    Update 68 - SARS situation in Taiwan
  • 27 May 2003
    Update 67 - SARS resolution approved, situation in Taiwan
  • 26 May 2003
    Update 66 - Situation in Toronto, interpretation of “areas with recent local transmission”
  • 24 May 2003
    Update 65 - Situation in Toronto
  • 23 May 2003
    Update 64 - Situation in Toronto, detection of SARS-like virus in wild animals
  • 23 May 2003
    Update 63 - World Health Organization changes Hong Kong, Guangdong travel recommendations
  • 22 May 2003
    Update 62 - More than 8000 cases reported globally, situation in Taiwan, data on in-flight transmission, report on Henan Province, China
  • 21 May 2003
    Update 61 - WHO extends its SARS related travel advice to all of Taiwan province, China
  • 20 May 2003
    Update 60 - Philippines removed from list of areas with recent local transmission
  • 19 May 2003
    Update 59 - Report on Guangxi (China) visit, situation in Taiwan, risk of SARS transmission during air travel
  • 17 May 2003
    Update 58 - First global consultation on SARS epidemiology, travel recommendations for Hebei Province (China), situation in Singapore
  • 16 May 2003
    Update 57 - Situation in China, guidance for mass gatherings, stability of the SARS virus, more than 600 deaths globally
  • 15 May 2003
    Update 56 - Situation in China, new WHO guidelines on blood safety, guidance for mass gatherings
  • 14 May 2003
    Update 55 - Change in status of Toronto, situation in China and Singapore
  • 13 May 2003
    Update 54 - Outbreaks in the initial “hot zones” indicate that SARS can be contained
  • 12 May 2003
    Update 53 - Situation in Singapore and Hong Kong, interpretation of “areas with recent local transmission”
  • 10 May 2003
    Update 52 - Situation in China, the Philippines, and Mongolia
  • 9 May 2003
    Update 51 - Situation in China, more than 7000 SARS cases and 500 deaths reported globally
  • 8 May 2003
    Update 50 - WHO extends its SARS-related travel advice to Tianjin, Inner Mongolia and Taipei in China
  • 7 May 2003
    Update 49 - SARS case fatality ratio, incubation period
  • 6 May 2003
    Update 48 - Hong Kong: “Heroic” strides forward in containing the SARS outbreak; situation in China
  • 5 May 2003
    Update 47 - Studies of SARS virus survival, situation in China
  • 3 May 2003
    Update 46 - WHO sends team to Taiwan, situation in China
  • 2 May 2003
    Update 45 - Situation in China, more than 6000 cases globally, areas with recent local transmission
  • 1 May 2003
    Update 44 - Situation in China, revised case definition, support to national labs
  • 30 April 2003
    Update 43 - Situation in China: more cases than the rest of the world combined
  • 29 April 2003
    Update 42 - Travel advice for Toronto, situation in China
  • 28 April 2003
    Update 41 - Viet Nam removed from list of affected countries, more than 5000 probable cases worldwide
  • 26 April 2003
    Update 40 - Situation in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Viet Nam
  • 25 April 2003
    Update 39 - Optimism in Viet Nam, caution urged when using diagnostic tests
  • 24 April 2003
    Update 38 - Situation in China
  • 23 April 2003
    Update 37 - WHO extends its SARS-related travel advice to Beijing and Shanxi Province in China and to Toronto Canada
  • 22 April 2003
    Update 36 - Situation in Singapore and China
  • 21 April 2003
    Update 35 - Update on China: New numbers, May Day holiday reduced
  • 19 April 2003
    Update 34 - Unanswered questions: a critical point in the evolution of SARS
  • 18 April 2003
    Update 33 - Update on Hong Kong and China, first SARS case reported in India
  • 17 April 2003
    Update 32 - Situation in China and Hong Kong, status of diagnostic tests
  • 16 April 2003
    Update 31 - Coronavirus never before seen in humans is the cause of SARS
  • 15 April 2003
    Update 30 - Status of diagnostic test, significance of “super spreaders”, situation in China
  • 14 April 2003
    Update 29 - Situation in China, status of scientific and clinical knowledge
  • 12 April 2003
    Update 28 - Affected areas, status of SARS outbreaks in individual countries
  • 11 April 2003
    Update 27 - One month into the global SARS outbreak: Status of the outbreak and lessons for the immediate future
  • 10 April 2003
    Update 26 - Status of SARS outbreaks in individual countries
  • 9 April 2003
    Update 25 - Interim report of WHO team in China, status of the main SARS outbreaks in different countries
  • 8 April 2003
    Update 24 - WHO Guangdong China team to issue its report
  • 7 April 2003
    Update 23 - Status of the main SARS outbreaks in different countries
  • 5 April 2003
    Update 22 - Update on cases and countries
  • 4 April 2003
    Update 21 - Flash report: new data from China as Ministry of Health begins daily electronic reporting
  • 3 April 2003
    Update 20 - Situation in China and Hong Kong SAR
  • 2 April 2003
    Update 19 - China deepens its collaboration to contain SARS, WHO revises its advice to international travellers as new data come in
  • 2 April 2003
    Update 18 - SARS outbreak:WHO investigation team moves to China, new travel advice announced [WHO PRESS RELEASE]
  • 2 April 2003
    Update 17 - Travel advice - Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China, and Guangdong Province, China
  • 1 April 2003
    Update 16 - Update on cases and countries
  • 31 March 2003
    Update 15 - Situation in Hong Kong, activities of WHO team in China
  • 29 March 2003
    Update 14 - Update on cases and countries
  • 28 March 2003
    Update 13 - China joins WHO collaborative network
  • 27 March 2003
    Update 12 - SARS virus close to conclusive identification, new tests for rapid diagnosis ready soon
  • 27 March 2003
    Update 11 - WHO recommends new measures to prevent travel-related spread of SARS
  • 26 March 2003
    Update 10 - Data from China, countries introduce stringent control measures
  • 25 March 2003
    Update 9 - Updated travel advice
  • 24 March 2003
    Update 8 - Advice to travellers, situation update
  • 22 March 2003
    Update 7 - SARS virus isolated, new diagnostic test producing reliable results
  • 21 March 2003
    Update 6 - Major step forward towards development of diagnostic test
  • 20 March 2003
    Update 5 - Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
  • 19 March 2003
    Update 4 - Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
  • 18 March 2003
    Update 3 - Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
  • 17 March 2003
    Update 2 - WHO coordinates international effort to identify and treat SARS
  • 16 March 2003
    Update - Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
  • 15 March 2003
    World Health Organization issues emergency travel advisory
  • 12 March 2003
    WHO issues a global alert about cases of atypical pneumonia

Highlights

Guidance on SARS

October 2004

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