Treatment for SARS often requires hospitalization, especially if breathing problems occur. Patients are placed in isolation to prevent spread of the disease. Many different medications are used to alleviate patients’ symptoms, but there is no cure for SARS. Medications may include corticosteroids and antiviral drugs.
If you develop symptoms of SARS, especially after traveling to a SARS-infected area or caring for a person infected with SARS, you should seek treatment from your healthcare provider immediately. However, do NOT go to a clinic or hospital without phoning first so that proper isolation precautions can be immediately taken to prevent spread of the disease.