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 821 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Discovery of a rich gene pool of bat SARS-related coronaviruses provides new insights into the origin of SARS coronavirus.
 

Author(s): Ben Hu, Lei-Ping Zeng, Xing-Lou Yang, Xing-Yi Ge, Wei Zhang, Bei Li, Jia-Zheng Xie, Xu-Rui Shen, Yun-Zhi Zhang, Ning Wang, Dong-Sheng Luo, Xiao-Shuang Zheng, Mei-Niang Wang, Peter Daszak, Lin-Fa Wang, Jie Cui, Zheng-Li Shi

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A large number of SARS-related coronaviruses (SARSr-CoV) have been detected in horseshoe bats since 2005 in different areas of China. However, these bat SARSr-CoVs show sequence differences from SARS coronavirus (SARS-CoV) in different genes (S, ORF8, ORF3, etc) and are considered ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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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: 31 Dec 1969

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Novel Alphacoronaviruses and Paramyxoviruses Cocirculate with Type 1 and Severe Acute Respiratory System (SARS)-Related Betacoronaviruses in Synanthropic Bats of Luxembourg.
 

Author(s): Maude Pauly, Jacques B Pir, Catherine Loesch, Aurélie Sausy, Chantal J Snoeck, Judith M Hübschen, Claude P Muller

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Several infectious disease outbreaks with high mortality in humans have been attributed to viruses that are thought to have evolved from bat viruses. In this study from Luxembourg, the genetic diversity and epidemiology of paramyxoviruses and coronaviruses shed by the bat species ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "SARS" returned 88 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: 31 Dec 1969

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Long-term Assessment of Organ Functions Among Survivors of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: SARS Virus; Long-Term Survivors

 

Last Updated: 22 Feb 2018

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Last Updated: 17 May 2018

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