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  • Geneva, Switzerland
    Wednesday Mar 12, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    WHO: First Global alert.

    Geneva, Switzerland
    Wednesday Mar 12, 2003

    On March 12, WHO issued a global alert about a new infectious disease of unknown origin in both Vietnam and Hong Kong.




  • Geneva, Switzerland
    Saturday Mar 15, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    WHO: Intense Global Health alert

    Geneva, Switzerland
    Saturday Mar 15, 2003

    On March 15, WHO issued a heightened global health alert about mysterious pneumonia with a case definition of SARS after cases in Singapore and Canada were also identified. The alert included a rare emergency travel advisory to international travellers, healthcare professionals, and health authorities.




  • Geneva, Switzerland
    Friday Apr 11, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    SARS Spreading by global air confirmation

    Geneva, Switzerland
    Friday Apr 11, 2003

    On April 11, the World Health Organization issued a global health alert for SARS as it became clear the disease was being spread by global air travel.




  • Geneva, Switzerland
    Wednesday Apr 16, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    The virus has a name SARS

    Geneva, Switzerland
    Wednesday Apr 16, 2003

    On April 16, the WHO issued a press release stating that the coronavirus identified by a number of laboratories was the official cause of SARS. The virus was officially named the SARS virus ( The Severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus )




  • Geneva, Switzerland
    Wednesday Apr 23, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    WHO Travel Advisories Updates

    Geneva, Switzerland
    Wednesday Apr 23, 2003

    On April 23, The WHO issued travel advisories against Beijing, Toronto, and Shanxi Province.




  • Zurich, Switzerland
    Saturday May 3, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    FIFA moves women's world cup to USA

    Zurich, Switzerland
    Saturday May 3, 2003

    On May 3, the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup was abruptly moved to the United States due to the outbreak.




  • Geneva, Switzerland
    Tuesday May 20, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    WHO refused to lift tourism warning!

    Geneva, Switzerland
    Tuesday May 20, 2003

    On May 20, the WHO refused to lift the Tourism Warning for Hong Kong and Guangdong.


  • Geneva, Switzerland
    Friday May 23, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    WHO lifted tourism warning from Hong Kong

    Geneva, Switzerland
    Friday May 23, 2003

    On May 23, after a recount of the number of SARS patients, the WHO lifted the Tourism Warning from Hong Kong and Guangdong.


  • Singapore
    Saturday May 31, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    Singapore was removed from WHO's list of infected areas

    Singapore
    Saturday May 31, 2003

    On May 31, Singapore was removed from WHO's list of 'Infected Areas'.


  • Geneva, Switzerland
    Monday Jun 23, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    Hong Kong was removed from WHO's list of infected areas

    Geneva, Switzerland
    Monday Jun 23, 2003

    On June 23, Hong Kong was removed from WHO's list of 'Affected Areas', while Toronto, Beijing, and Taiwan remained.


  • Geneva, Switzerland
    Saturday Jul 5, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    SARS outbreak contained

    Geneva, Switzerland
    Saturday Jul 5, 2003

    On July 5, WHO declared the SARS outbreak contained and removed Taiwan from the list of affected areas. There had been no new cases for 20 days although around 200 people were still hospitalized with the disease.


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