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Second Lab Accident Fuels Fears About SARS

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Science  02 Jan 2004:
Vol. 303, Issue 5654, pp. 26
DOI: 10.1126/science.303.5654.26

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The latest case of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), confirmed 17 December in a Taiwanese medical researcher, has again raised alarms that the lab--and not the presumed animal reservoir--may be the most likely source for reintroduction of the virus.