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Unexplained False Alarm May Hold Lessons

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Science  31 Oct 2003:
Vol. 302, Issue 5646, pp. 767
DOI: 10.1126/science.302.5646.767

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Many SARS researchers are wondering how Canada's flagship National Microbiology Laboratory could have misdiagnosed an outbreak of the sniffles in a nursing home as a reemergence of severe acute respiratory syndrome.