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Basic information about SARS
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  • Alternative Title:
    Basic information about severe acute respiratory syndrome
  • Description:
    SARS -- The SARS outbreak of 2003 -- Symptoms of SARS -- How SARS spreads -- What does "close contact" mean? -- CDC's response to SARS during the 2003 outbreak -- What CDC is doing now

    Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a viral respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus, called SARS-associated coronavirus (SARS-CoV). SARS was first reported in Asia in February 2003. Over the next few months, the illness spread to more than two dozen countries in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia before the SARS global outbreak of 2003 was contained. This fact sheet gives basic information about the illness and what CDC has done to control SARS in the United States.

  • Content Notes:
    January 13, 2004.
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