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Ten years ago today, a 64-year-old doctor from China’s Guangdong Province checked into a hotel in Hong Kong. He had just treated several patients with “atypical pneumonia.”  The next day he was admitted to a hospital with respiratory failure, and was described as having a “very virulent disease.” It was SARS, and the doctor was a key figure in the…

SARS – the potentially deadly respiratory infection that was a huge global news story almost a decade ago – might be back. Global health officials are keeping their eyes on a SARS-related virus, Coronavirus, that appears to have originated in the Saudi Arabia and has now spread to London. Spread” might be overstating it; a man from Qatar was transferred…

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