Several more people have died after contracting a deadly Middle Eastern Virus related to SARS,. Saudi Arabia's death toll from SARS has now passed one hundred, a total approaching four hundred cases of this respiratory disease. Other nearby countries Jordan, Egypt, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar have reported cases of this disease. No person is immune from this virus, avoiding this geographical area would be the safest solution for persons travelling to Europe.
Heading North to Singapore or even further to Hong Kong and taking Northern loop flights over to Europe and thereby avoiding these infected areas is the safest option. However, I cannot recommend Canton aka Guangzhou PROC for a stopover, for reasons best known to me.
Have a safe journey.
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