The SARS epidemic: lessons for Australia

Peter A Cameron, Timothy H Rainer and Pieter De Villiers Smit
Med J Aust 2003; 178 (11): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2003.tb05376.x
Published online: 2 June 2003

Re: "The SARS epidemic: lessons for Australia", by Cameron PA, Rainer TH, De Villiers Smit P, in the 2 June 2003 issue of the Journal. The Box with the World Health Organization case definitions of "suspected" and "probable" SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) was omitted from the print version of this editorial (Med J Aust 2003; 178: 478-479), but was included with the rapid online publication on 21 April 2003 (<>). The case definitions are updated regularly by the WHO and are available at <>. The WHO case definitions for SARS, as at 1 May 2003, are given in the Box on page 556 of this issue of the Journal.

  • Peter A Cameron1
  • Timothy H Rainer2
  • Pieter De Villiers Smit3

  • Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong, China.



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