Jim Yardley: After Its Epidemic Arrival, SARS Vanishes
Two and a half years after a mysterious respiratory illness from southern China infected thousands of people around the world and brought dire predictions of recurring and deadly plague, the virus known as SARS has again provided a surprise.
It has disappeared, at least for the moment.
Not a single case of severe acute respiratory syndrome has been reported this year or in late 2004. It is the first winter without a case since the initial outbreak in late 2002.