The outbreaks of SARS in parts of China, including Hong Kong, as well as Taiwan, have prompted the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control to advise travelers to stay away from those areas. In other areas where outbreaks have been brought under control, including Vietnam, Singapore and the Philippines, the WHO has lifted its advisories, and the CDC has downgraded its warning level. Below is a list of key sourcing countries and the organizations’ current travel recommendations:

Canada: The WHO late last month lifted its travel advisory on Toronto, but the CDC maintains a “travel alert,” which does not advise against travel, but recommends that Americans who go there monitor their health closely while in Toronto and for 10 days afterwards. The symptoms of SARS include respiratory difficulties and a fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or above.

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