SARS-Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome

SARS-Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome - Diseases & Conditions - Health Canada

Severe acute ree with SARS, or having direct contact with respiratory tract secretions or body fluids. an affected person.

As of September 5, 2003, 438 cspiratory syndrome (SARS) is a respiratory disease that spreads through close contact with an infected person. Close contact includes living in the same house as someone affected by SARS, caring for someonases of people infected with SARS have been reported in Canada. The first cases  Brunin Canada were diagnosed in March 2003 in people who traveled to Hong Kong. The majority of the cases listed were from Ontario, but some cases have been reported in British Columbia, Alberta, Newswick, Prince Edward Island and Saskatchewan.
What you can do
If you believe you have been in contact with someone who is affected and have a temperature above 38 degrees Celsius pl
No transmission of the human coronavirus responsible for SARS has been reported since 2004.

us a cough or difficuin calm and alert. Remember that there is no evidence of the spread of SARS in the general Canadian population.

Resources availymptoms, prevention and treatment of SARS by checking out the following resources:

SARS - You and Your Health Info Sheet
Health professionals
The Public Health Agency of Canada also provides information for health professionals so that a consistent appro
Related resources
Up-to-date infach is in place for the prevention and control of severe respiratory infections.

ormation on Influenza
Preparing for an influenza pandemic


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