U.S. Health Officials Caution Against Overreacting to SARS

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As Beijing and Toronto struggle to halt the spread of SARS, health officials in the United States say they do not expect an outbreak of the deadly respiratory disease and caution the public not to overreact. And CDC Director Julie Gerberding says she believes Toronto is a safe place to visit despite a WHO travel advisory. Hear NPR's Eric Niiler and Dr. Barry Bloom, of the Harvard School of Public Health.



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