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

A SARS-like cluster of circulating bat coronaviruses shows potential for human emergence.
 

Author(s): Vineet D Menachery, Boyd L Yount, Kari Debbink, Sudhakar Agnihothram, Lisa E Gralinski, Jessica A Plante, Rachel L Graham, Trevor Scobey, Xing-Yi Ge, Eric F Donaldson, Scott H Randell, Antonio Lanzavecchia, Wayne A Marasco, Zhengli-Li Shi, Ralph S Baric

Journal: Nat. Med.. 2015 Dec;21(12):1508-13.

 

The emergence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS)-CoV underscores the threat of cross-species transmission events leading to outbreaks in humans. Here we examine the disease potential of a SARS-like virus, SHC014-CoV, ...

Last Updated: 9 Dec 2015

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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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Genome Wide Identification of SARS-CoV Susceptibility Loci Using the Collaborative Cross.
 

Author(s): Lisa E Gralinski, Martin T Ferris, David L Aylor, Alan C Whitmore, Richard Green, Matthew B Frieman, Damon Deming, Vineet D Menachery, Darla R Miller, Ryan J Buus, Timothy A Bell, Gary A Churchill, David W Threadgill, Michael G Katze, Leonard McMillan, William Valdar, Mark T Heise, Fernando Pardo-Manuel de Villena, Ralph S Baric

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New systems genetics approaches are needed to rapidly identify host genes and genetic networks that regulate complex disease outcomes. Using genetically diverse animals from incipient lines of the Collaborative Cross mouse panel, we demonstrate a greatly expanded range of phenotypes ...

Last Updated: 10 Oct 2015

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The terms "SARS" returned 79 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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Development of animal models against emerging coronaviruses: From SARS to MERS coronavirus.
 

Author(s): Troy C Sutton, Kanta Subbarao

Journal: Virology. 2015 May;479-480():247-58.

 

Two novel coronaviruses have emerged to cause severe disease in humans. While bats may be the primary reservoir for both viruses, SARS coronavirus (SARS-CoV) likely crossed into humans from civets in China, and MERS coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has been transmitted from camels in the Middle ...

Last Updated: 7 May 2015

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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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