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SARS Cases Jump in Taiwan

Taiwan reports 39 new cases of SARS, bringing the island's total to 383 cases, 52 of which have been fatal. Ninety percent of the cases were spread in hospitals. Meanwhile, citing success in battling SARS, Chinese officials announce plans to re-open schools in Beijing Thursday. 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.