July 10, 2003
SARS CONTAINED FOR NOW;
As known of you, the World Health Organization declared on Saturday, the fifth in July, that SARS, the severe acute respiratory syndrome, has been contained. This news is a source of relief for the SICE Annual Conference 2003 in Fukui, August 4-6, 2003.
but the Possibility of its Return Dictates Vigilance.
However, WHO Director Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland warned countries around the world not to let down guard against SARS virus, saying they must remain vigilant against the disease which has claimed 812 lives, because the method of infection and many other aspects of SARS are remaining a mystery.
Therefore, each participant of SICE 2003 is requested to come to Fukui with the best health conditions at beginnings of August.
Anyway, I am looking forward to seeing you in Fukui.
SICE Annual Conference 2003 in Fukui