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SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)


SARS is no longer circulating among humans. This page will be updated to include more active links if the SARS situation changes.

SARS usually begins with a fever greater than 100.4°F [>38.0°C]. Other symptoms may include headache, an overall feeling of discomfort, and body aches. Some people also experience mild respiratory symptoms. After 2 to 7 days, SARS patients may develop a dry cough and have trouble breathing.

Information about SARS from CDC, including fact sheets in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and Vietnamese, see:

Disease Reporting

What is required?

Health care providers and clinical laboratories are required by law to report cases and suspect cases of SARS to local health departments immediately, day or night. Call 971-673-1111 to reach the state health department doctor on call.

For hcealthcare providers:

Disease reporting form (pdf)

See our disease reporting page for information on how to report and for telephone numbers of local health departments.

SARS: Case report form (pdf) 
Not likely you'll need this anytime soon.  We'll let you know if that changes.

For county health departments:

Case report form (pdf)

For reportable diseases lacking Oregon-specific investigative guidelines or case report forms, please contact the epidemiologist on call for assistance.

See Also

World Health Organization (WHO)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)