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Physician obligation to provide care during disasters: should physicians have been required to go to Fukushima?
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    Fukushima and SARS: what is the obligation and duty of a doctor

    Dear Editor,

    I read with interest the article on Fukushima and reminds me of the SARS outbreak in Hong Kong nearly ten years ago. In early 2003, an outbreak of severe pneumonia occurred in Hong Kong and large number of people including medical doctors and healthcare workers were also infected. The route of infection and causative agent were not identified in the initial few weeks of the outbreak. The outbreak c...

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