Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a viral respiratory illness that was recognized as a global threat in March 2003, after first appearing in Southern China in November 2002.

The illness usually begins with a high fever (measured temperature greater than 100.4°F [>38.0°C]). The fever is sometimes associated with chills or other symptoms, including headache, general feeling of discomfort, and body aches. Some people also experience mild respiratory symptoms at the outset.


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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... SARS often resembles pneumonia or influenza with signs and symptoms that include: Fever — a measured temperature of 100.4 F (38.0 C) or higher that may be accompanied by chills Headache General ...
Source: MayoClinic

... As soon as the first case of SARS was identified in mid-February 2003, scientists began searching for the cause. Early findings suggested a type of coronavirus, viruses that normally cause mild respir...
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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Prevention

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... Even as researchers refine diagnostic tests for SARS and search for effective treatments, the main emphasis remains on preventing new cases from developing. The National Institute of Allergy and Infec...
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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Treatment

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... Between 10 percent and 20 percent of people with SARS become progressively worse and develop such severe breathing problems that they need the help of a mechanical respirator. SARS is fatal in some ca...
Source: MayoClinic

... In spite of a concerted global effort, scientists have yet to find an effective treatment for SARS. Initially, people with SARS were treated with antibiotics. Once it became clear that SARS was a vira...
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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Other

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New Virus is Cause for Concern, Caution
... Severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS, is a newly identified lung infection that originated in China and made its way quickly to other parts of the globe, including Canada and the United States. ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

What is Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)?
... SARS is a new respiratory illness. It is thought to be caused by a virus from a family of viruses called coronaviruses. These viruses are a common cause of upper respiratory illnesses in humans – incl...
Source: Cleveland Clinic


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