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PacNet #21A – The Lessons of SARS

The SARS virus, which ravaged the Asia-Pacific last year, has reemerged in China. This time, it originated from one of Beijing’s leading laboratories, following the pattern of two isolated cases in Singapore and Taiwan last year. However, unlike those previous incidents, it has already spread outside the laboratory, necessitating the quarantine of hundreds of people and tragically causing at least one death.