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BMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7326.1435a (Published 15 December 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1435
  1. George Dunea, attending physician
  1. Cook County Hospital, Chicago, USA

    So we worry about frightful epidemics, on television and in the newspapers, about the Black Death coming back or variola major rising from the dead, forgetting, in the midst of our recent preoccupations, about the deadliest scourge of all, more lethal than handguns and automobiles and anthrax all put together. It is food, food, the stuff that in the Hindu Kush we drop from planes in yellow packages but that here is a pathogen, causing this terrible epidemic …

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