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

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

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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