Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) may be a serious sort of viral infection caused by the SARS coronavirus.

The World Health Organization has designated SARS a worldwide health threat. In 2003, a plague killed approximately 774 people worldwide before it had been successfully contained.

SARS symptoms which are similar to those of the flu, including:

  1. fever over 100.4°F
  2. dry cough
  3. sore throat
  4. problems breathing, including shortness of breath
  5. headache
  6. body aches
  7. loss of appetite
  8. malaise
  9. night sweats and chills
  10. confusion
  11. rash
  12. diarrhea

Breathing issues will appear within two to 10 days after an individual is exposed to the virus. Health officials will quarantine an individual who presents the above symptoms and relations if they need a history of foreign travel. The person are going to be quarantined for 10 days to stop the virus from spreading.

Factors that increase your risk of contracting the disease include close contact with someone diagnosed with SARS and a history of visit the other country with a reported SARS outbreak.