SARS has symptoms that resemble those of other diseases, such as the flu or pneumonia. Infected individuals have a fever (above 38 degrees Celsius), a cough and difficulty breathing. Having these symptoms does not mean you have been infected with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. Several other respiratory diseases present the same symptoms. To determine whether you have this disease, a physician will, in addition to carrying out a regular exam, check whether you have recently visited a region of Asia where the disease is present or you were in close contact with an infected person.