SARS Epidemic "Has Peaked"

World | June 5, 2003, Thursday // 00:00

The SARS outbreak has peaked in countries around the world - including China, the worst hit by the pneumonia-like disease, a World Health Organization official has said. "It's fair to say that the SARS epidemic is over its peak. We can see it globally and we can also see it in China," WHO representative in China Henk Bekedam told a briefing. His comments came after no new cases of the virus - Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome - were reported in Asia for the second consecutive day on Thursday.

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