Facts about the transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS):
- SARS can be spread when someone breathes droplets that contain the virus.
- People that have SARS cough or sneeze.
- The virus is carried in the air on water droplets from the lungs.
- Touching an object that has the virus on the surface, and then touching the nose or mouth, allows the virus to enter the body and cause an infection.
- The SARS virus is present in saliva, nose mucus, sputum or stool of an infected person.
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