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Taiwan Struggles with New Surge of SARS Cases

Taiwan, one of the nations hardest hit by severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS, faces a new wave of cases. Health officials say the number of cases stands at 264, and they're bracing for more in the coming days. About 12,000 people are under home quarantine, and officials have told another 20,000 to sharply restrict their movements. NPR's Richard Harris reports.

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Award-winning journalist Richard Harris has reported on a wide range of topics in science, medicine and the environment since he joined NPR in 1986. In early 2014, his focus shifted from an emphasis on climate change and the environment to biomedical research.