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CDC Issues New SARS Guidelines

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises hospitals and doctors' offices to have patients wear a mask if they arrive with a cough and a fever. The precaution is designed to help prevent health workers from getting sick and help prevent patients in hospitals from getting SARS. NPR's Richard Knox reports.

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Richard Knox
Since he joined NPR in 2000, Knox has covered a broad range of issues and events in public health, medicine, and science. His reports can be heard on NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, Talk of the Nation, and newscasts.