Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome By: Jacob Kelley

What causes S.A.R.S. and how is it spread?

S.A.R.S. is actually cuased by a virus (a smalll infectious agent that replicates itselfd in a living host, and mainly is located in bacteria, plants, and animals.). S.A.R.S can be spread by very close person to person contact.

How do I know if I have S.A.R.S?

One of the first usually when you have S.A.R.S is that you have a high fever (high fever is considered at 100.4 degrees F). You will also usually have body and head aches. There will also just be plain discomfort.

If I think I have S.A.R.S how can I treat it?

Well first of all you have to go to the doctor if you think you have it. There are no home remedies!!! When you go to the doctor they may prescribe you antibiotics that help pneumonia or antiviral medicine. You might also get high doses of steroids and breathing support.

How can I prevent myself from getting S.A.R.S?

You can avoid getting S.A.R.S by eating a proper diet, regular exercise, reducing stress, and keeping good hygiene.

Interesting Facts about S.A.R.S

The first report of SARS was in Asia in 2003. There have been no known cases of SARS since 2004. April 4th 2003 President Bush had SARS added to the list of quantifiable diseases. May 29th Canada has 29 active cases of SARS.