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Lords committee warns of gaps in infection control measures

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7407.120-a (Published 17 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:120
  1. Lynn Eaton
  1. London

    England has a shortage of appropriately trained experts in identifying infectious diseases, says a report published this week by the House of Lords.

    It warns that this is a deficiency that could put the country at risk of failing to notice an outbreak of a potential epidemic, such as the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), and that the country may not be able to cope with a major outbreak of infection.

    In its report, Fighting Infection …

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