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BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7475.1122 (Published 11 November 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1122

China bans use of civet cat to prevent SARS: China's health ministry has banned the slaughter, cooking, and selling of civet cat in a bid to prevent a return of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) this winter. The civet cat is a known carrier.

Charity withdraws from Iraq: Due to the escalating violence in the country, Médecins Sans Frontières considers it no …

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