SARS

Common Name(s)

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

Qualitative study on the shifting sociocultural meanings of the facemask in Hong Kong since the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak: implications for infection control in the post-SARS era.
 

Author(s): Judy Yuen-Man Siu

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The clinical importance and efficacy of facemasks in infection prevention have been documented in the international literature. Past studies have shown that the perceived susceptibility, the perceived severity of being afflicted with life-threatening diseases, and the perceived benefits ...

Last Updated: 5 May 2016

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SARS-like WIV1-CoV poised for human emergence.
 

Author(s): Vineet D Menachery, Boyd L Yount, Amy C Sims, Kari Debbink, Sudhakar S Agnihothram, Lisa E Gralinski, Rachel L Graham, Trevor Scobey, Jessica A Plante, Scott R Royal, Jesica Swanstrom, Timothy P Sheahan, Raymond J Pickles, Davide Corti, Scott H Randell, Antonio Lanzavecchia, Wayne A Marasco, Ralph S Baric

Journal: Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.. 2016 Mar;113(11):3048-53.

 

Outbreaks from zoonotic sources represent a threat to both human disease as well as the global economy. Despite a wealth of metagenomics studies, methods to leverage these datasets to identify future threats are underdeveloped. In this study, we describe an approach that combines ...

Last Updated: 9 Jun 2016

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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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The terms "SARS" returned 86 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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 ...

Last Updated: 15 Sep 2015

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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 ...

Last Updated: 20 Aug 2015

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Animal models for SARS and MERS coronaviruses.
 

Author(s): Lisa M Gretebeck, Kanta Subbarao

Journal: Curr Opin Virol. 2015 Aug;13():123-9.

 

The emergence of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), two strains of animal coronaviruses that crossed the species barrier to infect and cause severe respiratory infections in humans within the last 12 ...

Last Updated: 25 Aug 2015

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Efficacy and Safety of GSP 301 Nasal Spray in the Treatment of Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis (SAR)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis (SAR)

 

Last Updated: 2 Dec 2016

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Last Updated: 17 Jan 2017

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SAR650984, Pomalidomide and Dexamethasone in Combination in RRMM Patients
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Plasma Cell Myeloma

 

Last Updated: 20 Dec 2016

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