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MEPs lead demand to get sudden unexplained deaths recognised as a syndrome

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7420.886-b (Published 16 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:886
  1. Rory Watson
  1. Brussels

    The World Health Organization and national statistical offices are coming under pressure to officially recognise sudden death syndrome in a bid to reduce the number of unexplained deaths among healthy children and young adults.


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    Marc-Vivien Foe of the Cameroon, who collapsed and died during a football match in June

    Credit: AP PHOTO/PATRICK GARDIN

    The campaign is being led by two British Labour MEPs, Linda McAvan and Catherine Stihler. They point out that since cot deaths were officially recognised …

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