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Deferring Competition, Global Net Closes In on SARS

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Science  11 Apr 2003:
Vol. 300, Issue 5617, pp. 224-225
DOI: 10.1126/science.300.5617.224

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In the 4 weeks since the SARS epidemic surfaced in Asia, a dozen labs around the world have created a network to track the infection to its source. More than 2600 cases have been identified in 19 countries, and more than 100 deaths have been reported. So far, the most likely cause appears to be a new coronavirus, possibly aided by a metapneumovirus.