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How is SARS diagnosed?

Because SARS has similar symptoms to other viral diseases, it is not easy to diagnose. Diagnosis is done via laboratory tests checking for the presence of the virus in the throat, blood or feces. A chest X-ray may also be taken.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 03 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: The flu (influenza)


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