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What have we learned from Sars?

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A decade ago, a highly contagious and deadly new illness sent people worldwide scrambling to cancel flights and holidays as schools closed and sales of surgical masks spiked. 

People wear masks in Hong Kong on March 31, 2003, during the Sars outbreak.

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (Sars) was the first "new" disease of the 21st century to jump from an animal host to humans, then easily from one person to another.

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