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Severe acute respiratory syndrome revisited

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 19 April 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:831

Implications for specific communities

Dear Editor,

Thanks for keeping us readers on the cutting edge of current health
issues. I was watching the BBC television programme yesterday about the
impact of SARS on the chinese british community. It has been reported that
there have been lesser customers and other visitors to their business
establishments, due to the SARS situation in China. Is there any risk
involved if adequate quarantine measures are being taken? Can the people
be given information about the actual methods of spread of the virus
responsible and avoid panic? It would help if the issue of impact of SARS
on the multicultural society is addressed in one of your future
publications. Thankyou.

Competing interests:  
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Competing interests: No competing interests

25 April 2003
Jayapriya D Raj
SHO in Accident & Emergency
West Cumberland Hospital, Hensingham, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 8JG