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Special Harvard Commentary: First SARS, And Now Bird Flu

Last winter, the world was hit by SARS a new type of epidemic pneumonia. It developed in Southeast Asia and spread around the world, making over 8,000 people ill, and killing over 700. A remarkably rapid and effective international effort snuffed out the epidemic and identified the new virus that was its cause. There has been no new epidemic of SARS this winter in Asia or elsewhere. Should a new epidemic ever…

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