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Reuters exclusive: Specter of SARS weighs on CDC as MERS virus lands in U.S.

Reuters exclusive: Specter of SARS weighs on CDC as MERS virus lands in U.S.

Reuters revealed that the specter of the 2003 SARS outbreak in Toronto still weighs heavily on the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which has sent a team to attend to the first confirmed U.S. case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome or MERS. In an exclusive interview with Reuters, the deputy director of the division of healthcare quality promotion at the CDC Dr. Michael Bell detailed what could be learned from the Toronto SARS experience.


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