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Facts:
- Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), also known as atypical pneumonia
- First case of SARS in Nov 16, 2002 in Guangdong, China
- First recognized by WHO in Feb 2003
- Incubation typically 2-7 days
- No known cure
- Transmission appears to be spread through droplets
- Caused by a coronavirus (a group of viruses that have a halo or crown-like (corona) appearance when viewed under a microscope)
- There is no current test for SARS

Symptoms:
- Begins with a fever greater than 100.4F
- May include headache, an overall feeling of discomfort, and body aches
- After 2 to 7 days, may develop a dry cough and have trouble breathing

Links:
CDC
WHO
CSEI
Sars-spread
Map of SARS cases
Boston Globe graphic
Yahoo - Full Coverage
ABC
News
- Full Coverage
CBC - Full Coverage
Hong Kong Dept of Health
Singapore Ministry of Health
CDC Taiwan
SARS ravaging Hong Kong - MSNBC
Medscape
SARS virus positively identified

Posted: 2003-04-19 12:06:48


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