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Hong Kong - Chasing the Virus, June 2003

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Learn more about the search for a quick cure to SARS, international health response, and fallout in China and Hong Kong. read more

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The SARS epidemic may be an early test of the ability of medical science to respond to a swiftly spreading, globalized infectious malady. FRONTLINE/World follows one distinguished researcher to Hong Kong, and China, as he scrambles to help his colleagues around the world grapple with SARS.
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