Severe acute respiratory syndrome: Imported cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome to Singapore had impact on national epidemic

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7403.1393-a (Published 19 June 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1393
  1. Annelies Wilder-Smith, head (epvws@pacific.net.sg),
  2. Nicholas I Paton, head
  1. Travellers' Health and Vaccination Centre
  2. Department of Infectious Diseases, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Jalan Tan Tock Seng, 308433 Singapore

    EDITOR—Travel is responsible for the rapid intercontinental spread of the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).1 Singapore has one of the busiest airports in Asia, with numerous passengers arriving each day from countries affected by SARS, and it is therefore vulnerable to importation of the disease and potential transmission in the community.

    Six people are known …

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