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OVERVIEW  | REGULATIONS & GUIDELINES | BEST PRACTICES | INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES | PATIENT RESOURCES  


Overview

Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a viral respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus, called SARS-associated coronavirus (SARS-CoV). SARS was first reported in Asia in February 2003. The illness spread to more than two dozen countries in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia before the SARS global outbreak of 2003 was contained.
 
Since 2004, there have not been any known cases of SARS reported anywhere in the world. The content in this Web site was developed for the 2003 SARS epidemic. But, some guidelines are still being used. Any new SARS updates will be posted on this Web site. Source: CDC

 

Regulations & Guidelines
CDC

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) 

WHO

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

ADA  Infectious Diseases of Uncertain Transmission
OSHA SARS 
MedlinePlus  Coronavirus Infections

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Best Practices

 

 

 

 

Key Learnings as of November 2015

To maintain patient and provider safety in the delivery of oral health care, the dentist and the dental team should be adequately trained in infection control measures as recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). When concerned about uncertain transmission of infectious disease, dentists are encouraged to consult the recommendations of appropriate public health authorities, such as the CDC. Dentists can also check with the local or state health department for the latest epidemiological information for their community. Source: ADA

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 FAQ's

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Instructional Resources

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Fact Sheets   SARS Basics Fact Sheet

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Patient Resources

 

 
Travel

(1) Guidance for Persons Traveling to Areas Where SARS Cases Have Been Reported

(2) Questions about Travel and Quarantine

 
MedlinePlus

Coronavirus Infections 

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