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Should I talk to a doctor about severe acute respiratory syndrome symptoms?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a potentially serious illness. If you experience symptoms of SARS, such as fever and dry cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing, you should consult a doctor. You also should consult a doctor if you suspect that you have been exposed to SARS. It is a good idea to notify the doctor in advance by telephone if you suspect SARS.

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