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Officials Target Cause of 'Mystery' Disease

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Officials Target Cause of 'Mystery' Disease

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Officials Target Cause of 'Mystery' Disease

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Scientists isolate the organism that causes a new type of pneumonia blamed for at least 11 deaths in the last three weeks. Research from several labs indicates Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome may be caused by a cousin of measles and mumps. NPR's Richard Knox reports.