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What is SARS?
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome: is a respiratory illness of unknown origin.  Cases of the illness have been discovered in People's Republic of China  (mainland China), Hong Kong , Hanoi, Vietnam, Singapore and Toronto, Canada.  SARS has also been found in patients that have traveled to Hong Kong or Guangdong Province after Feb 1, 2003 OR has had close contact with a known SARS patient.

The illness presents symptoms of:
 
Fever of more than 100.4 degrees Farenheit (38 C)
Cough
Shortness of breath
Difficulty in breathing
Hypoxia
X-ray indication of pneumonia
Respiratory distress
 
To find out more visit:
 
The Center for Disease Control Guidelines for International Adoptees and their Families
 
Web MD's definition of SARS
 
 
New WHO changes in travel restrictions posted on Yahoo news group
 
New WHO press release about travel changes
 
FCC's links on SARS
 
CCAA's response to SARS
 
MSNBC story on the effect SARS has on a particular family and their travel
 
Local Stories (Columbus Dispatch) on SARS
 
Washington Post article on SARS
 
CCTV information on SARS
 
NPR on SARS
 
 
***Disclaimer: This by no means is a complete list.  If you have other information or websites please feel free to send me an email.