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severe acute respiratory syndrome
 

Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a viral infection that may progress to pneumonia. 

 
Symptoms

Symptoms may include:

 

  • nonproductive cough
  • rash
  • high fever
  • diarrhea
  • respiratory distress (later stages)
 
Causes

Causes may include:

 

  • coronavirus (sarsassociated coronavirus)
 
Treatments

Treatment may include:

 

  • strict respiratory and mucosal barrier precautions
  • quarantine of exposed people to prevent spread
  • diet as tolerated
  • activity as tolerated
  • medications

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