July 5, 2003 - WHO announces containment of SARS.
December 17, 2003 - Taiwanese Department of Health reports a case of SARS.
January 5, 2004 - Civet cats are linked through genetic testing to the outbreak of SARS, and the Chinese Health Ministry orders the killing of thousands of the mammals. A man in Guangdong province in China has a confirmed case of SARS
April 23, 2004 - The Chinese Health Ministry reports two confirmed cases of SARS, one in the eastern province of Anhui and the other in the capital, Beijing. Two other possible cases are being investigated.
April 25, 2004 - The Chinese Health Ministry identifies two new cases of SARS in Beijing.
April 29, 2004 - China's Ministry of Health reports two new confirmed SARS cases in Beijing, bringing the total number of possible or confirmed cases there to nine.
April 30, 2004 - China's Ministry of Health confirms that a woman who died last week in Anhui province had SARS, the first death related to the illness this year.
May 18, 2004 - The last reported outbreak of SARS is contained in China.