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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) is a respiratory disease that was discovered in March 2003, after appearing in South China. SARS is a virus that can be spread by close person-to-person contact and typically begins with a high fever. Other symptoms such as chills or body aches and a general feeling of discomfort may also develop. After two to seven days, a person with SARS may develop a cough and pneumonia.


Utah Department of Health
Bureau of Epidemiology
Fax: 801-538-9913
288 North 1460 West
PO Box 142104
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-2104

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1-888-EPI-UTAH (374-8824)

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