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Kosovo refugees spared epidemics so far

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7190.1028 (Published 17 April 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1028
  1. James Ciment
  1. New York

    For all the horrific scenes emerging out of the refugee camps on the borders of Kosovo, one nightmare seems so far to have been avoided: a major epidemic of infectious disease. Officials from the World Health Organisation on the scene and in New York reported last week that there has, as yet, been no been no major outbreak of disease in the makeshift camps.

    “We have heard of no major epidemics in the camps,” commented Robyn Groves, senior external relations officer for the WHO. “The only …

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