SARs stands for Severe acute respiratory syndrome. Despite massive media attention and hype, SARs has only infected 8042 people to date and only 772 of them have resulted in death (therefore having a mortality rate of 9.6%)

The symptoms of SARs are flu like and death is caused by respiratory failure.

The human body can actually normally fight off the disease if breathing support is given, however as the disease was first discovered in Southern Asia, lack of understanding and medical care was what caused the majority of the deaths.

Despite SARs disappearing and causing very few deaths, the short media induced panic damaged the tourist trade of many Southern Asian countries significantly.
1) SARs outbreak in Southern Asia? Let's hype it up beyond what's necessary!
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A verbal abbreviation of the word "Sorry."
"Ow! That really hurt!"
"Sars!"
"Ok, I forgive you."
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A secret disease released by the Communist Chinese government in order to eliminate the damn population
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Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a respiratory illness that has recently been reported in Asia, North America, and Europe.

The disease has been thought to originate from cats. Proof once again the cats are probably from Mars. The similarity of SARS and Mars is only coincidental...so we think.
Every time you masturbate, a kitten dies. And they should, they brought the world SARS.
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the shortened word meaning 'sorry', not to be confused with the deadly disease in Asia.
Jenn- Molly do you have any good food at your house??
Molly- No, sars my mom hasn't gone to Trader Joes in a while.
Jenn- Oh, it's fine. We can stop at Idylwilde or something.
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Some "diesease" the media thinks will take over the world. Some "diesease" the governments think they have under control. Some "diesease" from Asia. Yet another one.
you are watching TV
Government officials: We now have SARS under control.
you change the channel
News anchor: There were 8 new cases of SARS today in Taiwan. Here, there were only 2 probable cases. There's a difference you know.
You: Oh.
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don't get sars now!
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