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    Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome

    While SARS has infected relatively few people worldwide, it is still spreading in some areas. And experts say it is important because it has emerged as a big challenge to global health. Read how SARS fits in the infectious-disease big picture.

    Current Cases


    Click the map for a worldwide breakdown of SARS cases. Get a breakdown of U.S. SARS cases by state.

    • 8,398 worldwide
    • 813 deaths

    SOURCE: World Health Organization, July 11, 2003.

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