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Medicine: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome {SARS} / Hong Kong / New York, New York #726452

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Apr 19, 2003
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) The day's death toll in Hong Kong from severe acute respiratory syndrome {SARS} reported.

(Hong Kong: Ned Colt) Cleaning efforts in Hong Kong to control the deadly disease featured; scenes shown from the city streets; details given of the extent of the infection from & the spread of the mystery virus. [Dr. Brandon WONG‡- recounts his SARS symptoms.] [University of Hong Kong microbiologist Dr. Malik PEIRIS†- says the virus is likely here to stay.]

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) The spread of the fear of SARS in the US introduced.

(New York: Don Lemon) The undercurrent of anxiety about SARS in New York City's Chinatown examined; details given about rumors in Asian communities across the US. [Two PEOPLE - comment.] [Chinatown REPORTER, two BUSINESSMEN - say the business is mostly dead.] [Chinatown community economic development program Don LEE†- cites the damage from rumor.]

Seigenthaler, John;
Colt, Ned;
Lemon, Don

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