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

10th anniversary of SARS: China is better prepared for the H7N9 avian influenza outbreak.
 

Author(s): Yi Zhang, Yong-Sheng Yu, Zheng-Hao Tang, Xiao-Hua Chen, Guo-Qing Zang

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Last Updated: 16 Oct 2013

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A network integration approach to predict conserved regulators related to pathogenicity of influenza and SARS-CoV respiratory viruses.
 

Author(s): Hugh D Mitchell, Amie J Eisfeld, Amy C Sims, Jason E McDermott, Melissa M Matzke, Bobbi-Jo M Webb-Robertson, Susan C Tilton, Nicolas Tchitchek, Laurence Josset, Chengjun Li, Amy L Ellis, Jean H Chang, Robert A Heegel, Maria L Luna, Athena A Schepmoes, Anil K Shukla, Thomas O Metz, Gabriele Neumann, Arndt G Benecke, Richard D Smith, Ralph S Baric, Yoshihiro Kawaoka, Michael G Katze, Katrina M Waters

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Respiratory infections stemming from influenza viruses and the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome corona virus (SARS-CoV) represent a serious public health threat as emerging pandemics. Despite efforts to identify the critical interactions of these viruses with host machinery, the ...

Last Updated: 12 Aug 2013

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Novel SARS-like betacoronaviruses in bats, China, 2011.
 

Author(s): Li Yang, Zhiqiang Wu, Xianwen Ren, Fan Yang, Guimei He, Junpeng Zhang, Jie Dong, Lilian Sun, Yafang Zhu, Jiang Du, Shuyi Zhang, Qi Jin

Journal: Emerging Infect. Dis.. 2013 Jun;19(6):989-91.

 

To clarify the evolutionary relationships among betavoronaviruses that infect bats, we analyzed samples collected during 2010-2011 from 14 insectivorous bat species in China. We identified complete genomes of 2 novel betacoronaviruses in Rhinolophus pusillus and Chaerephon plicata ...

Last Updated: 6 Jun 2013

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The terms "SARS" returned 68 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Therapeutic options for Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV)--possible lessons from a systematic review of SARS-CoV therapy.
 

Author(s): Hisham Momattin, Khurram Mohammed, Alimuddin Zumla, Ziad A Memish, Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq

Journal: Int. J. Infect. Dis.. 2013 Oct;17(10):e792-8.

 

The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has been detected in a number of countries in the Middle East and Europe with an apparently high mortality rate. It is phylogenetically related to the SARS coronavirus and has also been associated with severe respiratory ...

Last Updated: 16 Sep 2013

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The role of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)-coronavirus accessory proteins in virus pathogenesis.
 

Author(s): Ruth McBride, Burtram C Fielding

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A respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus, termed the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV), was first reported in China in late 2002. The subsequent efficient human-to-human transmission of this virus eventually affected more than 30 countries worldwide, ...

Last Updated: 3 Dec 2012

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Induction of Cytokines in Human Monocytes by SARS-CoV in Adults and Children
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Healthy

 

Last Updated: 30 Nov 2007

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