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How can you lower your chances of getting severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)?

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  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Don’t touch your eyes, nose, or mouth with dirty hands.
  • Wear disposable gloves if you have contact with someone’s pee, poop, saliva, or other body fluids.
  • Wipe surfaces like countertops with disinfectants, and wash personal items with soap and hot water.
  • If you’re around someone with SARS, wear a surgical mask to cover your nose and mouth.

From: What Is SARS? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

World Health Organization: “SARS.”

CDC: “Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome.”

National Academy of Sciences: “SARS: Down but Still a Threat.”

Mayo Clinic: “Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome.”

American Lung Association: “Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome.”

Illinois Department of Health: “Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on February 07, 2018

SOURCES:

World Health Organization: “SARS.”

CDC: “Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome.”

National Academy of Sciences: “SARS: Down but Still a Threat.”

Mayo Clinic: “Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome.”

American Lung Association: “Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome.”

Illinois Department of Health: “Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on February 07, 2018

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