Groups ranging from the World Health Organization to Major League Baseball are warning visitors to Toronto to take precautions against contracting Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. Meanwhile, the epidemic continues to take its toll on China. Officials in Beijing have ordered elementary schools closed in order to check the spread of SARS as storekeepers deal with the rush of panic buying. Here in the U.S., no one has died of of the disease, yet health workers remain vigilant. Stephen Morse, director of the Center for Public Health Preparedness, joins guest host John Ydstie to answer listener questions about SARS.
*Director of the Center for Public Health Preparedness
*Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health