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SARS Spreading Further in Taiwan

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GENEVE, Switzerland (May 22) – World Health Organization (WHO) has edited a negative travel advice for Taiwan as a whole (until now, the advice was for Taipei only) after 35 new SARS cases had been established on the island. Under pressure of the Chinese, Taiwan is no member of the WHO. Taiwanese Secretary of State […]

GENEVE, Switzerland (May 22) – World Health Organization (WHO) has edited a negative travel advice for Taiwan as a whole (until now, the advice was for Taipei only) after 35 new SARS cases had been established on the island. Under pressure of the Chinese, Taiwan is no member of the WHO. Taiwanese Secretary of State Michael Kau claims that the proposed measure of the WHO is a political move with the side-effect of impairing the international trade with Taiwan. In the meantime, SARS is by no means over on the Chinese continent. Specialists give contrary predictions on the future of the disease. They fear the summer floods of the Chinese rivers, which always spread human sewage, and it is uncertain how long this may remain contagious when exposed to sunlight and oxygen, but the virus will certainly be spread over a huge surface. Official Chinese figures are 5200 people who have SARS, and 296 who have died from SARS.(OB)

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