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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) is a public health problem of potential broad community and international significance, which was first recognized in early 2003. Information, guidelines and recommendations concerning SARS are still evolving and being modified. For the most recent information, check the following links:

Contact Information:

Kentucky Health Care Providers and Health Departments must contact the DPH Division of Epidemiology and Health Planning to arrange for SARS testing on patients who meet the CDC guidelines. The Division may be contacted at:

1-888-9REPORT (1-888-973-7678)

Kentucky Health Alerts Concerning SARS:

NONE posted at this time.


Last Updated 2/1/2005