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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Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a serious form of pneumonia caused by a virus first identified in 2003 in Asia. Some symptoms of the virus include fever, headache, chills, a sore throat, body aches, and in some cases, ...

diarrhea and a runny nose. The last reported case of SARS was in 2004.

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