Bad bugs travel as well as happy holidaymakers

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7369.905/a (Published 19 October 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:905
  1. Stephen T Green, consultant physician. (steve.green@sth.nhs.uk)
  1. Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield S10 2JF

    EDITOR—Zuckerman's timely article, coming hot on the heels of Getting ahead of the curve, should remind us of the personal risks posed by tropical and imported infections. 1 2 It should also remind us of the even greater risks posed not only to individual patients but also to the population as a whole by the unevenness of availability of quality clinical acumen across the United Kingdom when it comes to diagnosing and managing this category of illness.

    Nowhere is this made clearer than by the case of a 78 year old febrile …

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