Medical workers obtain a saliva sample from a
dead civet cat at the Guangzhou Sanitarian Treatment Factory in South
China's Guangdong Province January 7, 2004. Guangdong authorities have
ordered the slaughter of about 10,000 civet cats to avert another SARS
outbreak. The confiscated civet cats will be drowned in tanks filled with
disinfectant and then steamed for six hours in autoclaves where
temperatures can reach up to 200 degrees Celsius.