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UK travellers warned after first suspected case of new syndrome

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 22 March 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:615
  1. Anna Ellis
  1. BMJ

    The Public Health Laboratory Service (PHLS) and the Department of Health this week warned travellers returning to the United Kingdom to be aware of the possible threat of severe acute respiratory syndrome, an atypical pneumonia that is puzzling specialists at the World Health Organization.

    The organisations recommended that travellers seek medical advice if they develop a sudden high fever and one or more respiratory symptoms (cough, sore throat, …

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