Jefferson University Hospitals

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a fatally infectious viral disease that is spreading rapidly around the world. There is currently no cure and no vaccine to prevent the disease.

If you are planning to travel outside of the United States, it is extremely important to talk with a travel medicine specialist as far in advance of your trip as possible.

For expert help regarding SARS, turn to the Travel Medicine Services team at Jefferson. Our services are comprehensive and convenient. Based on where you plan to journey, we can advise you of the precautions you should take. During your visit to our office, our team will also provide helpful hints to keep you healthy before and during your trip.

Making an appointment

Although it's ideal to schedule your appointment six to eight weeks before your departure date, if you're leaving sooner, please don't assume you cannot or should not seek care. Appointments for Travel Medicine Services are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. To schedule a consultation, please call 215-955-0860.