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What is the main difference between swine flu and SARS

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
Viral type: The SARS illness was caused by a coronavirus and "swine flu" is the influenza subtype H1N1. Both result in a severe pneumonia and can result in multi ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
42 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: Healthcare providers take risks everyday to take care of patients with potentially lethal diseases. We take precautions, especially when dealing with ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
H1N1 vs SARS : SARS and Swine Flu were less contagious. SARS-CoV-2 can be spread before the infected person even has symptoms.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
If you are on call: You are on call. In fact, during an outbreak many physicians may have a duty to report to various hospitals and simply stay on. Pulmonologists, inten ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael DePietro
34 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Less severe: As of now swine flu is difficult to transmit to humans, therefore is less of a direct health threat, at present unless one has prolonged exposure to p ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
Different virus: Swine flu is the H1nN1 variant of the human influenza virus. SARS is a form of the coronavirus. They both exhibit different mechanisms of replicatio ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
46 years experience Infectious Disease
SARS : Sars epidemic , several years ago, was life threatening in many , was spread person to person. It is caused by a completely different virus, no swi ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Krulak
22 years experience Family Medicine
Leaflet: If asked to do a leaflet about a medical topic that is not in an area of yoru expertise, it would be wise to consult an authoritative source like the ... Read More
A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Flu, yes...: ...Sars, no. Completely different virus.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
Not really: Both spread through respiratory droplet, and we're quite virulent. There was never a head to head contest to see which spread faster.

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