Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
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. 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.
Since 2004, there have not been any known cases
of SARS reported anywhere in the world.
Frequently Asked Questions
SARS Case Definition (CDC)
Guidelines for Medical Transport of SARS Patients
Collection - Labs
Information on SARS from CDC
Information on SARS from WHO