Mystery Respiratory Illness World Health Organization officials say a mysterious -- and deadly -- respiratory illness that has spread in Asia could be a new strain of flu or virus. The virus known as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, or SARS, is now blamed for at least nine deaths since November. Hear NPR's Joe Palca.
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Health Officials Investigate Mystery Respiratory Illness

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Health Officials Investigate Mystery Respiratory Illness

Health Officials Investigate Mystery Respiratory Illness

Health Officials Investigate Mystery Respiratory Illness

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World Health Organization officials say a mysterious — and deadly — respiratory illness that has spread in Asia could be a new strain of flu or virus. The virus known as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, or SARS, is now blamed for at least nine deaths since November. Hear NPR's Joe Palca.