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How is severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) diagnosed?

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If you have symptoms like a high fever, chest pain, or difficulty breathing, you should see a doctor, especially if you’ve just come back from a trip overseas.

If your doctor suspects you have SARS, she can confirm it with lab tests and images from an X-ray or CT scan.

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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