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Chaos and Disease in Nigeria

In the crowded cities of the world, cramped conditions and poor sanitation help breed new diseases. As health officials worry about a new outbreak of SARS or a similar epidemic this fall, their attention is on the developing world. NPR's Brenda Wilson travels to Lagos, Nigeria, to examine how a faulty public infrastructure could lead to calamity.

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Brenda Wilson
Brenda Wilson is an award-winning correspondent and editor for NPR on national and international public health. She has developed a consistent body of work, examining the link between human behavior, social conditions, health and disease.