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Ma urges officials to remember SARS lesson
President Ma Ying-jeou yesterday visited the Central Epidemic Command Center for H7N9 influenza, urging officials to remember the bitter lessons learned from the previous SARS outbreak and prevent the avian influenza from spreading to Taiwan.
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