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Severe acute respiratory syndrome

Severe acute respiratory syndrome, better known by its acronym SARS, is an atypical form of pneumonia.

It first appeared in November 2002 in Guangdong Province of the People's Republic of China.

SARS is now known to be caused by the SARS coronavirus (SARS-CoV), a novel coronavirus.

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