Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a viral respiratory illness caused by SARS-associated coronavirus (SARS-CoV) that was recognized as a global threat in March 2003, after first appearing in Southern China in November 2002. Currently, there is no known SARS transmission anywhere in the world. The most recent human cases of SARS-CoV infection were reported in China in April 2004 in an outbreak resulting from laboratory-acquired infections.
Below, we have provided information on SARS, including clinical guidance, policies and directives, training material, and other resources, to assist healthcare providers and Service members and their families.
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Policies and Directives
Forms and Measures
Other Related Information
Education and Training
- National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
- WHO Collaborative Multi-centre Research Project on Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Diagnosis
- Nature Reviews, Microbiology, Vol. 2, Feb 04, Disease Watch - Focus, SARS
- CDC Emerging Infectious Diseases, Laboratory Studies Research, Detection of SARS Coronavirus in Patients with Suspected SARS, Vol 10 No 2, Feb 04