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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

Acquiring SARS infection is usually associated with travel to a country where SARS has been reported or contact with an ill person who has just returned from that country. People who may have been exposed to SARS should seek medical care immediately. Call a doctor if a fever or respiratory symptoms develop. Be sure to tell them that possible exposure to SARS may have occurred.

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Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a serious, potentially life-threatening viral infection caused by a previously unrecognized virus from the Coronaviridae family.

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