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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

Recent Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Updates

There are continual updates on SARS by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and which are regularly posted onto their website. Please periodically check the CDC website for the most current information http://www.cdc.gov.

For Califorinia specific recommendations see the following website for the California Department of Health Services.
Health Services- SARS.

For your convenience, below are links to specific web pages on the CDC site by subject.

General Information fact sheets

* Public fact sheet Basic Information about SARS http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/sars/factsheet.htm 

* Fact Sheet for Close Contacts of SARS Patients http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/sars/factsheetcc.htm

* Frequently Asked Questions http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/sars/faq.htm

* Questions and Answers on Executive Order and Interim Final Rule http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/sars/quarantineqa.htm

Clinical Information:

* MMWR Update: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome ---- United States, 2003 http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5215a2.htm

* Interim U.S. Case Definition of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) www.cdc.gov/ncidod/sars/casedefinition.htm http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/sars/casedefinition.htm

* Interim Domestic Guidance on Persons Who May Have Been Exposed to Patients with Suspected Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/sars/exposuremanagement.htm

* Interim Guidance on Infection Control Precautions for Patients with Suspected Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Close Contacts in Households http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/sars/ic-closecontacts.htm

* Triage of Patients Who May Have Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome: Interim Guidance for Screening in Ambulatory Care Settings now titled "Updated Interim Domestic Guidelines for Triage and Disposition of Patients Who May Have Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)" http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/sars/triage_interim_guidance.htm

* Interim Domestic Guidance for Management of Exposures to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) for Healthcare and Other Institutional Settings http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/sars/exposureguidance.htm

* Interim Laboratory Biosafety Guidelines for Handling and Processing Specimens Associated with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/sars/sarslabguide.htm

* Collection and Handling of Specimens for the Evaluation of Potential Cases of SARS http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/sars/specimen_collection_sars2.htm

Guidance for specific groups:

* Health Alert Notice for International Travelers Arriving in the United States From Toronto, Canada http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/sars/travel_alertcan.htm

* Interim Travel Advisory: Mainland China and Hong Kong; Singapore; and Hanoi, Vietnam http://www.cdc.gov/travel/other/acute_resp_syn_multi.htm

* Interim Domestic Guidance for Management of School Students Exposed to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/sars/exposurestudents.htm

* Interim Guidelines about Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) for Persons in the General Workplace Environment  http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/sars/workplaceguidelines.htm

* Interim Guidelines about Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) For Cruise Ship Passengers and Crew Members http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/sars/cruiseship.htm

* Interim Guidance: Pre-Hospital Emergency Medical Care and Ground Transport of suspected Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Patients" formerly "Interim Guidance: Ground Emergency Medical Transport for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Patients http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/sars/emtguidance.htm

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