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
April 28, 2015
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