SARS fact sheet

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What is Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)?“SARS is a disease that causes respiratory (lung) symptoms spread by close person-to-person contact.” origin the of the diseaseGuangdong Province, southern China in November 2002After SARS started spreading to Hong Kong and Vietnam during March 2003, it was officially recognized.

SARS spread to 29 countries and caused over 8,098 cases and 774 deathsScientists believe that SARS originated from animals to humans. SymptomsThe first symptoms begin 2-7 days after being infected with SARS, and may include the following:Fever (38°C)HeadacheTirednessMuscle aches and painA feeling of general discomfortDecreased appetiteDiarrheaAfter the symptoms shown above arrive for 3 or more days after being infected to the virus, other symptoms include:Dry coughShortness of breathRunny nose and sore throat (uncommon)After 7-10 days of the illness, almost all patients with laboratory evidence of SARS infection had pneumonia that could be detected on x-ray films of SARSLimit time outside of the home.

Wash hands often with soap; use an alcohol-based hand rub, or both, especially after being in contact with bodily fluids such as respiratory fluids or urine.

Wear a surgical mask.

Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when sneezing or coughing.

Do not share eating tools, towels, or bedding.

Use a household disinfectant on any surface that may be contaminated, such as countertops or doorknobs. Wear disposable gloves while cleaning these surfaces. the disease has spread globally?Since the SARS virus is spread by close human contact, when an infected person sneezes or coughs. Those will reach over 3 feet away into another person’s mouth, nose or eyes. Also infected if a person touch a surface infected with the SARS.

People that are traveling airborne will also cause it to spread overboard.

Also other ways that are unknown to us the disease has spread globally?SARS has spread to...