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.
SARS Tool Kit
May 3, 2004 SARS Update
May 3, 2004 Flow Chart for SARS Testing
January 7, 2004 Guidance From Incident Command
December 24, 2003 Preliminary Research on SARS
December 24, 2003 SARS Facility Readiness Assessment Tool
December 18, 2003 Biosafety Guidelines for Handling SARS-CoV Specimens and Cultures
December 12, 2003 SARS Case Definition
October 20, 2003 SARS Frequently Asked Questions
October 3, 2003 Laboratory Testing for SARS Coronavirus
May 12, 2003 Algorithm for hotels to use when a guest may have SARS
April 29, 2003 SARS Bookmark