The University of Texas at Austin responds to concerns about SARS

Public health experts believe SARS is spread by close contact with people, most likely when someone with the illness coughs into the air droplets that others breathe. Transmission also may occur from objects that have been contaminated, such as doorknobs or elevator buttons. Frequently washing hands and disinfecting work areas are recommended preventative measures.

As part of its education campaign, the university is preparing packets for students containing SARS-related information and plans to issue e-mail bulletins and fliers to keep the campus informed about new developments concerning warning signs, training and protective measures related to the disease.

For complete information visit the university’s SARS Response Web site.