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Severe acute respiratory syndrome: Clinical outcome after inpatient outbreak of SARS in Singapore

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7403.1394 (Published 19 June 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1394
  1. Yu-Meng Tan, associate consultant,
  2. Pierce KH Chow, consultant,
  3. Khee-Chee Soo, clinical professor (admskc@nccs.com.sg)
  1. Department of Surgery, Singapore General Hospital, Outram Road, Singapore 169608
  2. Department of Surgery, Singapore General Hospital, Outram Road, Singapore 169608

    EDITOR—When an outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) was first reported in Singapore, drastic measures were taken, including the closure of schools and hospitals. Such measures were deemed necessary as important epidemiological data on transmission dynamics and infectivity rates of the SARS virus were largely unknown. Early reports indicated a highly contagious infective agent, …

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