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Border screening for SARS in Australia: what has been learnt?

Samaan, Gina; Patel, Mahomed; Spencer, Jenean; Roberts, Leslee


Objective: To assess the effectiveness of the Australian border entry screening program to detect arriving travellers with symptoms of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Design and setting: Descriptive study of outcomes of screening at Australian airports and seaports between 5 April 2003 and 16 June 2003. To determine the number of international travellers who were symptomatic on arrival in Australia but missed by screening, data were obtained on the number of arrivals screened and the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Medical Journal of Australia


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