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SARS Still Spreading in Rural China

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SARS Still Spreading in Rural China

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SARS Still Spreading in Rural China

SARS Still Spreading in Rural China

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China's highest court threatens harsh new penalties — including life in prison — for anyone caught violating quarantine orders or otherwise intentionally spreading SARS. The move comes as China steps up efforts to battle SARS in rural areas, where poor conditions at health care facilities may make it easier for the virus to spread. NPR's Richard Harris reports.

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