Will SARS Strike Here?

So far, this deadly new disease hasn't killed anyone in the U.S.--but we're not out of danger yet

The University of Hong Kong's pathology lab is one of the few places on earth where you can stare a newly accused mass-murder suspect right in the face. Researchers there are using a powerful transmission electron microscope to examine a virus that was unknown to science just a month ago. This minuscule particle of protein-encrusted RNA is almost certainly the microbe that had, by last Saturday, infected more than 2,400 people in 19 countries--including up to 115 in the U.S.--and killed at least 89 since it began its rampage through the human population in China last fall. Projected onto a green...

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