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How do I manage my severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

A person who has been diagnosed with severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) may require hospitalization or may be allowed to recover at home. SARS is a contagious illness, so one should take precautions to reduce the risk of transmitting the virus to others. These include remaining at home until 10 days after the fever has gone, washing hands frequently, covering the nose or mouth when sneezing or coughing, limiting contact with other persons, not sharing glasses, bedding, or other items, and wearing an approved mask when in the proximity of other people.

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