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Doctor insights on: Coronaviruses Cause Illness Humans Coronavirus Responsible Disease Sars

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Who is most likely to get sars coronavirus?

Who is most likely to get sars coronavirus?

Currently, no one.: As the virus, which was first recognized in southern china, seems to have not recurred since the epidemic about 10 years ago that spread around the world killing about 700 people. This year, a handful of infections from a similar virus in the mideast have been reported but without the person to person spread. ...Read more

Dr. William Walsh
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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (Sars) (Definition)

SARS is a severe viral respiratory illness. It is contagious, and may be life-threatening. Common symptoms include cough, trouble breathing, and high fever. ...Read more


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Expat in singapore. Concerned about sars. Am I the only person here who is really scared of this disease?

Probably: Sars has not been detected in a long time, and the epidemic from many years ago has not repeated itself. Individual cases may pop up, but I have not heard of them, and i monitor the cdc web site for epidemic data regularly. ...Read more

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What to do if I have to do this leaflet for years 1+2 about diseases, like sars and swine flu. how are they transmitted ?

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 CDC website for information. The CDC does a good job in making medical information available in a way that everyone can understand it. ...Read more

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Which of the following diseases would you consider to be endemic- sars, aids, flu, influenza or cancer?

Which of the following diseases would you consider to be endemic- sars, aids, flu, influenza or cancer?

All except SARS: Hiv/aids, flu, influenza and cancer all occur on a regular basis and by definition are endemic. There was an epidemic of sars and a sars like illness in now present in the middle east. ...Read more

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What were the causes of sars?

Virus: Severe acute respiratory syndrome is a viral respiratory disease in humans which is caused by the sars coronavirus (sars-cov). ...Read more

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How long can sars-cov survive in the environment

Not clear: No studies have been published on inactivation periods of the virus outside of a living organism; using similar viri survival periods were found to be 5 to 28 days depending on temperature and humidity. Survival was longest for low humidity and low temperature (4 degrees c and 20% relative humidity). ...Read more

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