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WHO Approves Changes to Global Health Rules

International health ministers back new regulations giving the World Health Organization greater authority in monitoring and controlling epidemics such as SARS -- even if a government fails to cooperate. In Toronto, more than 3,000 persons suspected of having SARS are in quarantine. Hear NPR's Brenda Wilson and Brian Mann of North Country Public Radio.

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Brenda Wilson
Brenda Wilson is an award-winning correspondent and editor for NPR on national and international public health. She has developed a consistent body of work, examining the link between human behavior, social conditions, health and disease.