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SARS Outbreak 'Smoldering' in Hospital for Weeks

Doctors say they now realize that the latest outbreak of SARS in Toronto was "smoldering" in North York General Hospital for several weeks, even as health officials were relaxing precautions. SARS worries are hammering Toronto's economy. NPR's Richard Knox and Robert Siegel report.

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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.
Prior to his retirement, Robert Siegel was the senior host of NPR's award-winning evening newsmagazine All Things Considered. With 40 years of experience working in radio news, Siegel hosted the country's most-listened-to, afternoon-drive-time news radio program and reported on stories and happenings all over the globe, and reported from a variety of locations across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. He signed off in his final broadcast of All Things Considered on January 5, 2018.
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