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Canada Takes Drastic Steps to Keep SARS Under Control

Health officials in Canada close some hospitals to all patients but those with a new, contagious form of pneumonia, called Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). So far, the new disease has struck more than 130 people in Greater Toronto and killed seven. NPR's Richard Knox reports.

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Richard Knox
Since he joined NPR in 2000, Knox has covered a broad range of issues and events in public health, medicine, and science. His reports can be heard on NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, Talk of the Nation, and newscasts.