March 29, 2003 Doctors at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say there are now more than 60 suspected cases of Sudden Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in the United States. The disease, which is believed to have originated in China, has no specific treatment, but there should soon be a blood test to help confirm suspected cases of the disease. Hear NPR's Joe Palca.
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March 28, 2003 China pledges to work more openly with international health officials investigating Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, or SARS. Health experts have criticized China for being too slow to reveal information on the flu-like disease's spread. SARS has taken its highest toll in China, with 806 cases and 34 deaths. NPR's Rob Gifford and NPR's Joe Palca report.
March 28, 2003 NPR's Joe Palca reports on measures being taken at hospitals to prevent the spread of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, or SARS. The syndrome produces pneumonia, so it's hard to distinguish SARS from everyday cases of pneumonia. Hospital officials say standard infection control measures can prevent the spread of the disease.
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March 25, 2003 U.S. Special Operations forces conduct some of the most dangerous missions in a war. Yale researchers say these elite troops have brain chemicals that respond differently to high-stress situations, setting them apart from others in the military. NPR's Joe Palca reports.
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March 24, 2003 NPR's Joe Palca recaps the latest news about the war in Iraq.
March 23, 2003 NPR's Joe Palca has the latest developments on the war in Iraq.
March 23, 2003 A new aerial assault on Baghdad begins without the now familiar warning from air-raid sirens. U.S. officials cite progress in the war in Iraq, but U.S. troops also meet some of the stiffest resistance of the conflict so far, taking losses in Najaf and Nasiriyah. A 27-year-old Army sergeant is detained in a grenade attack on tents at the U.S. 101st Airborne Command center in Kuwait. And U.S. officials condemn the broadcast of images of U.S. soldiers held by Iraqi captors. NPR's Joe Palca reports.
March 23, 2003 A U.S. supply convoy is overrun by Iraqi forces near Nasiriyah after an apparent wrong turn. Four of the 16 people in the convoy are found wounded at the scene. The other 12 are believed to be the captured Americans shown on videotape aired by Al-Jazeera television. Meanwhile, it appears fewer oil wells are on fire in southern Iraq than initial reports indicated. Hear NPR's Lynn Neary, NPR's Scott Horsley and NPR's Joe Palca.
March 23, 2003 U.S. troops are involved in fighting in Najaf and Nasiriyah as they advance toward Baghdad. Al-Jazeera television shows pictures of what appear to be captured American soldiers. And an estimated 10 oil wells are ablaze in southern Iraq -- a far more modest repeat of widespread damage from 1991, when hundreds of wells were set afire in Kuwait. NPR's Joe Palca reports.>
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