"This is the first time in the history of the World Health Organization that travel restrictions have been advised for specific geographical areas because of an outbreak of an infectious disease."
- W. H. O. Press Release, April 2, 2003
April 2, 2003 Atlanta, Georgia - Yesterday, the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) in Geneva, Switzerland, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in the United States were listing the total world cases for the mysterious SARS pneumonia at 1632 cases and 59 deaths; the United States was at 69 cases. A day later, the current world total has jumped to 2,223 - including 85 cases now in the United States - and 80 deaths.
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