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Quarantine Effectiveness Under Scrutiny

The SARS outbreak in Asia last spring led to the biggest quarantines seen anywhere in well over half a century. Taiwan alone told more than 150,000 people to say home. Now public health authorities are considering the effectiveness of quarantines as the region braces for a possible resurgence of SARS this fall. NPR's Richard Harris reports.

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Richard Harris
Award-winning journalist Richard Harris has reported on a wide range of topics in science, medicine and the environment since he joined NPR in 1986. In early 2014, his focus shifted from an emphasis on climate change and the environment to biomedical research.