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Diane talks with a panel about the possible causes of a mysterious, contagious new lung infection, dubbed severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), that seems to have emerged in China and spread to at least 13 countries, including the U.S.
- Rob Stein science reporter with the "Washington Post"
- Dr. Shmuel Shoham infectious disease specialist at the Washington Hospital Center
- Dr. David Brandling-Bennett deputy director of the Pan American Health Organization, the regional office of the World Health Organization
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