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Respiratory Illness Prompts Health Alert

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Respiratory Illness Prompts Health Alert

Respiratory Illness Prompts Health Alert

Respiratory Illness Prompts Health Alert

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The World Health Organization issues an emergency travel advisory after a mysterious — and deadly — form of pneumonia emerges in Asia and spreads rapidly. The disease is highly contagious, resistant to antibiotic and antiviral drugs, and has killed at least nine people. NPR's Liane Hansen talks to NPR's Jon Hamilton.