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What should I tell a doctor if I suspect severe acute respiratory syndrome?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

If a person suspects that he or she may have severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), first contact a doctor. Tell the doctor that you think that you may have SARS and describe your symptoms. Mention whether you have traveled recently to an area affected by SARS. Then follow instructions from your doctor about how to proceed.

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