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SARS: understanding the coronavirus

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 11 September 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:620

Accuracy of WHO criteria was similar in a “non-SARS” hospital in Singapore

  1. Paul Ananth Tambyah, consultant infectious disease physician (,
  2. Kamaljit S Singh, associate consultant infectious disease physician,
  3. Abdul G Habib, associate consultant infectious disease physician
  1. National University of Singapore, National University Hospital, 5 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119074

    EDITOR—We report a similar experience at the National University Hospital, Singapore, to that of Rainer et al in Hong Kong's New Territories.1

    We screened patients for severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) by using criteria from the World Health Organization and transferred suspect and probable cases to Tan Tock Seng Hospital, the country's designated SARS hospital, for further management. Patients with undifferentiated fever or …

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