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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
SARS is a respiratory illness that has recently been reported in Asia, 
North America, and Europe.  The illness usually begins with a fever 
(measured temperature greater than 100.40F [>38.00C]). The fever is 
sometimes associated with chills or other symptoms, including headache, 
general feeling of discomfort, and body aches. Some people also experience 
mild respiratory symptoms at the outset.

After 2 to 7 days, SARS patients may develop a dry, nonproductive cough 
that might be accompanied by or progress to the point where insufficient 
oxygen is getting to the blood. In 10% to 20% of cases, patients will 
require mechanical ventilation.

This is from the Florida State Office of Emergency Management.

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