Is it flu or SARS? MDs gear up for a difficult winter

Gandey, Allison
October 2003
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/14/2003, Vol. 169 Issue 8, p821
Academic Journal
Addresses confusion surrounding the severe acute respiratory (SARS)/flu diagnosis in Canada. Recommendations of the World Health Organization; Symptoms of SARS; Preventive measures against SARS. INSET: For £29, step to the front of ER queue.


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