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Will there be more cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)?

It is possible that the virus that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) could reenter the human population. The virus is thought to have originally come from viruses in bats and passed through civets (nocturnal mammals found in Asia and Africa). These animals continue to carry viruses that could enter the human population.

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