Pien Huang Pien Huang is a global health and development reporter on the Science desk. She was NPR's first Reflect America Fellow, working with shows, desks and podcasts to bring more diverse voices to air and online.
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The Metropole Hotel in Hong Kong was ground zero for a super-spreading event during the 2003 SARS outbreak. K.Y. Cheng/South China Morning Post via Getty Images hide caption

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What's A 'Super-Spreading Event'? And Has It Happened With COVID-19?

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A horseshoe bat. Bats are known to carry many different strains of viruses but do not get sick from them. Menahem Kahana/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Bats Carry Many Viruses. So Why Don't They Get Sick?

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As the death toll from the new coronavirus tops 100, hospitals in Wuhan, China, are attending to many patients with confirmed or suspected cases of the illness. Public health officials are working to prevent further spread of the outbreak in China and globally. Xiong Qi/AP hide caption

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As more cases continue to be confirmed, health officials and medical works in Wuhan, China, and throughout the country ramp up efforts to contain the spread. Dake Kang/AP hide caption

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Three U.S. airports will screen passengers from Wuhan, China, for coronavirus symptoms: Los Angeles International Airport (pictured above), JFK in New York and SFO in San Francisco. FG/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images hide caption

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Researchers Have Found A Way To Improve TB Vaccine

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Encore: I Spy, Via Spy Satellite: Melting Himalayan Glaciers

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4 Out Of 5 Smokers Are Male But Research Shows That Number Is Dropping

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Patients are treated for dengue fever at a hospital in Nicaragua, one of the countries where the virus is surging this year. Alfredo Zuniga/AP hide caption

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Why Dengue Fever Cases Are Hitting Record Highs In Latin America

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