Facebook Pixel

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Causes & Risks

Causes

SARS is caused by a type of virus called a coronavirus. The virus is spread from droplets in the air. The droplet come from spray when a sick individual sneezes or coughs. The virus can also be picked up from objects that an ill person has touched.

Risk Factors

The following factors increase your chance of developing SARS:

  • Recent travel to locations in Asia where SARS outbreaks have been reported
  • Close contact with someone who has SARS
  • Healthcare workers who care for patients with SARS

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2019 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

The Latest in Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Causes & Risks

ASK Your Health Question

It's FREE and you'll get a response within 24 hours

ASK

POST Info, Tips & Stories

Inspire others to learn from your experiences. Tell your story!

POST
Get Email Updates

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Guide

Have a question? We're here to help. Ask the Community.

ASK

Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!