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Suffolk Sars will stay

PUBLISHED: 14:04 30 April 2003 | UPDATED: 13:48 03 March 2010

SARS may be the word on everyone's lips at the moment but for Suffolk Accident Rescue Service it is still business as usual.

In the last couple of months the SARS virus has swept the Far East and is encroaching into Britain and Canada, but doctors at Suffolk Accident Rescue Service have remained unfazed and are adamant that they will not change their name.

SARS may be the word on everyone's lips at the moment but for Suffolk Accident Rescue Service it is still business as usual.

In the last couple of months the SARS virus has swept the Far East and is encroaching into Britain and Canada, but doctors at Suffolk Accident Rescue Service have remained unfazed and are adamant that they will not change their name.

Colin French, administrator for the service said: "We have been here for more than 30 years and SARS has only just come along.

"I am sure we will be here long after it has gone."

Since the new virus hit the headlines Mr French said they have had to put up with many comments about the name and jokingly said they were thinking of suing those who thought up the name for the virus.

But the doctors have all been taking it in good humour.

Mr French said: "We recently set up our own website.

"I wonder how many hits we have had on there from people looking for information on the SARS virus."

And on a more serious note he said the doctors were there for anyone.

He said: "If we got a 999 call to treat someone with SARS then we would certainly go out to it."

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