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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Scientific Literature

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The terms "SARS" returned 784 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A phospholipase linkAGE to SARS susceptibility.
 

Author(s): John W Schoggins

Journal: J. Exp. Med.. 2015 Oct;212(11):1755.

 

Last Updated: 20 Oct 2015

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MERS may not be SARS; but India is still vulnerable.
 

Author(s): Lalit Kant

Journal: Indian J. Med. Res.. 2015 Aug;142(2):103-5.

 

Last Updated: 10 Sep 2015

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Transmission characteristics of MERS and SARS in the healthcare setting: a comparative study.
 

Author(s): Gerardo Chowell, Fatima Abdirizak, Sunmi Lee, Jonggul Lee, Eunok Jung, Hiroshi Nishiura, Cécile Viboud

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The Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) coronavirus has caused recurrent outbreaks in the Arabian Peninsula since 2012. Although MERS has low overall human-to-human transmission potential, there is occasional amplification in the healthcare setting, a pattern reminiscent of the ...

Last Updated: 4 Sep 2015

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The terms "SARS" returned 77 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus: another zoonotic betacoronavirus causing SARS-like disease.
 

Author(s): Jasper F W Chan, Susanna K P Lau, Kelvin K W To, Vincent C C Cheng, Patrick C Y Woo, Kwok-Yung Yuen

Journal: Clin. Microbiol. Rev.. 2015 Apr;28(2):465-522.

 

The source of the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) epidemic was traced to wildlife market civets and ultimately to bats. Subsequent hunting for novel coronaviruses (CoVs) led to the discovery of two additional human and over 40 animal CoVs, including the prototype lineage ...

Last Updated: 26 Mar 2015

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Coronavirus virulence genes with main focus on SARS-CoV envelope gene.
 

Author(s): Marta L DeDiego, Jose L Nieto-Torres, Jose M Jimenez-Guardeño, Jose A Regla-Nava, Carlos Castaño-Rodriguez, Raul Fernandez-Delgado, Fernando Usera, Luis Enjuanes

Journal: Virus Res.. 2014 Dec;194():124-37.

 

Coronavirus (CoV) infection is usually detected by cellular sensors, which trigger the activation of the innate immune system. Nevertheless, CoVs have evolved viral proteins that target different signaling pathways to counteract innate immune responses. Some CoV proteins act as antagonists ...

Last Updated: 8 Dec 2014

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Respiratory Virus Hospitalization Study (FLU 003 Plus)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Influenza; Novel Respiratory Virus-1 Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV); Novel Respiratory Virus-2 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (SARS-CoV)

 

Last Updated: 30 Nov 2015

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SAR650984, Pomalidomide and Dexamethasone in Combination in RRMM Patients
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Plasma Cell Myeloma

 

Last Updated: 25 Apr 2016

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