SARS

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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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The terms "SARS" returned 815 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Role of fomites in SARS transmission during the largest hospital outbreak in Hong Kong.
 

Author(s): Shenglan Xiao, Yuguo Li, Tze-Wai Wong, David S C Hui

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The epidemic of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) had a significant effect on global society in the early 2000s and the potential of its resurgence exists. Studies on the modes of transmission of SARS are limited though a number of outbreak studies have revealed the possible ...

Last Updated: 20 Jul 2017

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Different residues in the SARS-CoV spike protein determine cleavage and activation by the host cell protease TMPRSS2.
 

Author(s): Lennart Michel Reinke, Martin Spiegel, Teresa Plegge, Anika Hartleib, Inga Nehlmeier, Stefanie Gierer, Markus Hoffmann, Heike Hofmann-Winkler, Michael Winkler, Stefan Pöhlmann

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The spike (S) protein of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) mediates viral entry into target cells. Cleavage and activation of SARS S by a host cell protease is essential for infectious viral entry and the responsible enzymes are potential targets for antiviral ...

Last Updated: 21 Jun 2017

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Risk and Outbreak Communication: Lessons from Taiwan's Experiences in the Post-SARS Era.
 

Author(s): Yu-Chen Hsu, Yu-Ling Chen, Han-Ning Wei, Yu-Wen Yang, Ying-Hwei Chen

Journal: Health Secur. ;15(2):165-169.

 

In addition to the impact of a disease itself, public reaction could be considered another outbreak to be controlled during an epidemic. Taiwan's experience with SARS in 2003 highlighted the critical role played by the media during crisis communication. After the SARS outbreak, Taiwan's ...

Last Updated: 18 Apr 2017

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The terms "SARS" returned 87 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: 9 Nov 2017

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Last Updated: 10 Nov 2017

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