I'm enjoying myself here in Thailand as usual...
More news on SARS:
"They also expanded their travel advisory, suggesting that anyone planning nonessential travel to mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore or Hanoi, Vietnam, "may wish to postpone their trips until further notice." ("They" being US health officials). Here is the article
. My plans for Southern China next month are still tentative.
The good news is that mortality rate is relatively low, estimated at about 3.5% for those who are infected with SARS. the bad news is that it is now reportedly believed to be spread more easily than previously suspected and there are no known treatments. Face-to-face contact with infected individuals may not be necessary, the infectious agent causing SARS may be airborne...here is a report
I'll be in the US for a short visit very soon...