Policies on SARS in UK boarding schools are confused

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7395.929 (Published 26 April 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:929
  1. Ian Wong, director (ian.wong@ulsop.ac.uk)
  1. Centre for Paediatric Pharmacy Research, School of Pharmacy, University of London and the Institute of Child Health, University College London, London WC1N 1AX

    EDITOR—The former Public Health Laboratory Service (PHLS) (now Health Protection Agency) states that there is no need for students returning from areas affected by the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) to be excluded or quarantined unless they are unwell.1 However, the agency is aware that some schools are advising parents differently.1 Unfortunately, some Chinese students are subjected to quarantine imposed by …

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