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Battling SARS on the Frontlines

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Science  02 May 2003:
Vol. 300, Issue 5620, pp. 714-715
DOI: 10.1126/science.300.5620.714

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This city, with its population of 6.7 million, has so far borne the brunt of the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) epidemic. Last weekend researchers from Hong Kong, along with colleagues from mainland China and Taiwan, gathered at a symposium here to review progress and assess future challenges. The mood was cautiously optimistic.