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The New Global Threat: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome and its Impacts

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 08 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:116
  1. Richard Kirk, senior consultant and head of the department of paediatric cardiology (
  1. Children's Medical Institute, National University Hospital, Singapore

    This collection of essays by public health doctors, academics, and clinicians attempts to record the cultural and political substrate necessary for SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) to cross species and continents. It documents the public health challenges in containing the disease and identifying its cause, and additionally reflects upon the social and economic impact.

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    Eds Tommy Koh, Aileen Plant, Eng Hin Lee

    World Scientific, £12/$17, pp 356 ISBN 981 238 668 8

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    It is now thought that SARS is a zoonosis that originated in the …

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