SARS: the new challenge to international health and travel medicine.

  title={SARS: the new challenge to international health and travel medicine.},
  author={S Venkatesh and Ziad A. Memish},
  journal={Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de sante de la Mediterranee orientale = al-Majallah al-sihhiyah li-sharq al-mutawassit},
  volume={10 4-5},
  • S. Venkatesh, Z. Memish
  • Published 1 July 2004
  • Medicine
  • Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de sante de la Mediterranee orientale = al-Majallah al-sihhiyah li-sharq al-mutawassit
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