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SARS

noun \ˈsärz\

: a serious disease that is caused by a virus and that affects your ability to breathe

Full Definition of SARS

:  a severe respiratory illness that is caused by a coronavirus (species Severe acute respiratory syndrome virus of the genus Coronavirus), is transmitted especially by contact with infectious material (as respiratory droplets or body fluids), and is characterized by fever, headache, body aches, a dry cough, hypoxia, and usually pneumonia

Origin of SARS

severe acute respiratory syndrome
First Known Use: 2003
Medical Dictionary

SARS

noun \ˈsärz\

Medical Definition of SARS

:  a severe respiratory illness that is transmitted especially by contact with infectious material (as respiratory droplets or body fluids), is caused by a single-stranded RNA virus of the genus Coronavirus, is characterized by fever, headache, body aches, a dry cough, and hypoxia and usually by pneumonia—called also severe acute respiratory syndrome

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