SARS typically begins with flu-like signs and symptoms — fever, chills, muscle aches and occasionally diarrhea. After about a week, signs and symptoms include:

  • Fever of 100.5 F (38 C) or higher
  • Dry cough
  • Shortness of breath

When to see a doctor

If you think you've been exposed to or have SARS, see your doctor right away. SARS is a serious illness that can lead to death.

Jan. 02, 2014

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