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SARS Linked to Unknown Form of Common-Cold Virus

Scientists studying Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome say the flu-like illness may be caused by a previously unknown form of the corona virus, which is also causes the common cold. SARS has killed more than 80 people and sickened more than 2,400, mostly in Asia. Hear NPR's Joanne Silberner.

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Joanne Silberner is a health policy correspondent for National Public Radio. She covers medicine, health reform, and changes in the health care marketplace.