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What is the rate of incidence of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)?

Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) entered the human population in 2002 and caused a global outbreak in 2003. This outbreak was contained, and the virus has not been detected in a human since 2004. During the outbreak, which was most severe in parts of Asia, more than 8,000 people became ill and more than 700 people died.

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