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

Network-based analysis of comorbidities risk during an infection: SARS and HIV case studies.
 

Author(s): Mohammad Ali Moni, Pietro Liò

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Infections are often associated to comorbidity that increases the risk of medical conditions which can lead to further morbidity and mortality. SARS is a threat which is similar to MERS virus, but the comorbidity is the key aspect to underline their different impacts. One UK doctor ...

Last Updated: 13 Jan 2015

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How infectious disease outbreaks affect community-based primary care physicians: comparing the SARS and H1N1 epidemics.
 

Author(s): R Liisa Jaakkimainen, Susan J Bondy, Meredith Parkovnick, Jan Barnsley

Journal: Can Fam Physician. 2014 Oct;60(10):917-25.

 

To compare how the infectious disease outbreaks H1N1 and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) affected community-based GPs and FPs.

Last Updated: 15 Oct 2014

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Development of a single nucleotide polymorphism DNA microarray for the detection and genotyping of the SARS coronavirus.
 

Author(s): Xi Guo, Peng Geng, Quan Wang, Boyang Cao, Bin Liu

Journal: J. Microbiol. Biotechnol.. 2014 Oct;24(10):1445-54.

 

Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), a disease that spread widely in the world during late 2002 to 2004, severely threatened public health. Although there have been no reported infections since 2004, the extremely pathogenic SARS coronavirus (SARS-CoV), as the causative agent ...

Last Updated: 21 Oct 2014

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The terms "SARS" returned 72 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

From SARS to MERS: crystallographic studies on coronaviral proteases enable antiviral drug design.
 

Author(s): Rolf Hilgenfeld

Journal: FEBS J.. 2014 Sep;281(18):4085-96.

 

This review focuses on the important contributions that macromolecular crystallography has made over the past 12 years to elucidating structures and mechanisms of the essential proteases of coronaviruses, the main protease (M(pro) ) and the papain-like protease (PL(pro) ). The role ...

Last Updated: 18 Sep 2014

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Proteolytic activation of the SARS-coronavirus spike protein: cutting enzymes at the cutting edge of antiviral research.
 

Author(s): Graham Simmons, Pawel Zmora, Stefanie Gierer, Adeline Heurich, Stefan Pöhlmann

Journal: Antiviral Res.. 2013 Dec;100(3):605-14.

 

The severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) pandemic revealed that zoonotic transmission of animal coronaviruses (CoV) to humans poses a significant threat to public health and warrants surveillance and the development of countermeasures. The activity of host cell proteases, which ...

Last Updated: 25 Nov 2013

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Clinical management and infection control of SARS: lessons learned.
 

Author(s): Vincent C C Cheng, Jasper F W Chan, Kelvin K W To, K Y Yuen

Journal: Antiviral Res.. 2013 Nov;100(2):407-19.

 

The outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2003 was the first emergence of an important human pathogen in the 21st century. Responding to the epidemic provided clinicians with extensive experience in diagnosing and treating a novel respiratory viral disease. In this ...

Last Updated: 4 Nov 2013

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Respiratory Virus Hospitalization Study (FLU 003 Plus)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Influenza; Novel Respiratory Virus-1 MERS-CoV; Novel Respiratory Virus-2 SARS-CoV

 

Last Updated: 17 Dec 2014

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Seroprevalence of MERS-CoV IgG in Healthcare Workers
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Coronavirus Infections

 

Last Updated: 6 Aug 2015

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