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Toronto succumbs to SARS a second time

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 29 May 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1162
  1. David Spurgeon
  1. Quebec

    Toronto is back on the World Health Organization's list of areas with local transmission of SARS after Canada's federal health department reported new clusters of 26 suspected and eight probable cases of the disease linked to four Toronto hospitals.

    But WHO is not recommending any restrictions on travel to the city, because the new cases can all be traced back to the original outbreak and are not linked to travel.

    WHO spokesman Dick Thompson said it was extremely unlikely that WHO would be issuing …

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