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Is there a risk of contracting SARS when traveling to Asia?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

The last confirmed human cases of SARS occurred in 2004. There is no reason to avoid travel to Asian countries because of SARS. Because viruses similar to the SARS virus may exist in some animal populations, including bats and civets, close contact with animals, such as in animal markets, could pose a low risk.

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