The World Health Organization (WHO) has dropped its advisory to defer nonessential travel to Hong Kong and Guangdong province in China, reporting that the rate of infection has decreased steadily and both areas have contained the disease. WHO retained similar advisories for other areas of China, including Beijing, Hebei, Inner Mongolia, Shanxi and Tianjin. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U. S. State Department, however, have not lifted their recommendations to avoid nonessential travel to Hong Kong and Guandong.