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SARS at a Beijing School

NPR's Richard Harris recently visited a school for autistic children in Beijing. After a student came down with SARS, school officials tried to quarantine everyone there, including the families staying with their children. But the families fled, taking their children and potentially exposing others in their home communities to SARS. The school's principal took matters into her own hands and reported the families to the police.

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