Hong Kong: Rugby 1, Disease 0

The global outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) continues to rage, with more than 1,500 people infected--and 54 dead--in 13 countries, including at least 50 suspected cases in the U.S. Dr. Carlo Urbani, the World Health Organization doctor who first identified the outbreak, died of the disease last week. There was hopeful news as travel curbs helped contain the illness and investigators announced they had identified a new virus, part of the coronavirus family (linked to the common cold), as the likely cause. But some of that progress could come unraveled, thanks to a decision by Hong Kong officials to...

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