SARS

Common Name(s)

SARS

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) is a respiratory illness belonging to a common class of viruses called coronaviruses. SARS was first reported in Asia in February 2003 and spread quickly to two dozen countries before being contained successfully. There have been no outbreaks since 2004. Symptoms usually begin with a high fever, and may include a headache, an overall feeling of discomfort, and body aches. Some people have mild respiratory symptoms at the outset, and 10-20% experience diarrhea. After 2-7 days, SARS patients may develop a dry cough. Most will develop pneumonia as a secondary infection. SARS is most easily spread by respiratory droplets released when an infected individual coughs or sneezes.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "SARS" returned 787 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Analysis of Spatiotemporal Characteristics of Pandemic SARS Spread in Mainland China.
 

Author(s): Chunxiang Cao, Wei Chen, Sheng Zheng, Jian Zhao, Jinfeng Wang, Wuchun Cao

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2016 ;2016():7247983.

 

Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is one of the most severe emerging infectious diseases of the 21st century so far. SARS caused a pandemic that spread throughout mainland China for 7 months, infecting 5318 persons in 194 administrative regions. Using detailed mainland China ...

Last Updated: 6 Sep 2016

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Thin-Section Computed Tomography Manifestations During Convalescence and Long-Term Follow-Up of Patients with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).
 

Author(s): Xiaohua Wu, Dawei Dong, Daqing Ma

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BACKGROUND SARS is not only an acute disease, but also leads to long-term impaired lung diffusing capacity in some survivors. However, there is a paucity of data regarding long-term CT findings in survivors after SARS. The aim of this study was to assess the changes in lung function ...

Last Updated: 9 Aug 2016

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SARS Coronavirus Papain-Like Protease Inhibits the TLR7 Signaling Pathway through Removing Lys63-Linked Polyubiquitination of TRAF3 and TRAF6.
 

Author(s): Shih-Wen Li, Ching-Ying Wang, Yu-Jen Jou, Su-Hua Huang, Li-Hsin Hsiao, Lei Wan, Ying-Ju Lin, Szu-Hao Kung, Cheng-Wen Lin

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Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) papain-like protease (PLPro) reportedly inhibits the production of type I interferons (IFNs) and pro-inflammatory cytokines in Toll-like receptor 3 (TLR3) and retinoic acid-inducible gene 1 (RIG-I) pathways. The study investigated ...

Last Updated: 11 May 2016

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The terms "SARS" returned 86 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Pains and Gains from China's Experiences with Emerging Epidemics: From SARS to H7N9.
 

Author(s): Pengfei Wei, Zelang Cai, Jinwen Hua, Weijia Yu, Jiajie Chen, Kang Kang, Congling Qiu, Lanlan Ye, Jiayun Hu, Kunmei Ji

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2016 ;2016():5717108.

 

Over the recent decades, China experienced several emerging virus outbreaks including those caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome- (SARS-) coronavirus (Cov), H5N1 virus, and H7N9 virus. The SARS tragedy revealed faults in China's infectious disease prevention system, propelling ...

Last Updated: 15 Aug 2016

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Middle East respiratory syndrome: SARS redux?
 

Author(s): Glenn W Wortmann

Journal: Cleve Clin J Med. 2015 Sep;82(9):584-8.

 

Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) is caused by the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). Although predominantly affecting countries across the Arabian Peninsula, the infection has been exported by travelers to countries around the world, including the United ...

Last Updated: 15 Sep 2015

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Challenges and Strategies of Laboratory Diagnosis for Newly Emerging Influenza Viruses in Taiwan: A Decade after SARS.
 

Author(s): Jih-Hui Lin, Ho-Sheng Wu

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2015 ;2015():805306.

 

Since the first case of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in Taiwan was identified in March 2003, viral respiratory infections, in particular the influenza virus, have become a national public health concern. Taiwan would face a serious threat of public health problems if another ...

Last Updated: 20 Aug 2015

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Last Updated: 28 Jun 2017

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A Study of SAR428926 in Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Neoplasm Malignant

 

Last Updated: 11 Jul 2017

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Last Updated: 30 Jun 2015

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