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What is causing the sars outbreak?

What is causing the sars outbreak?

SARS-CoV: It is caused by a virus known as the sars-associated coronavirus. It is a relatively newly recognized virus. ...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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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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What is sars?

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

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What was sars?

Virus: Sars is a severe acute respiratory infection caused by a coronavirus. There were several cases in 2003 and 2004 but no documented infections since then. There is more info at the cdc website: http://www.Cdc.Gov/sars/. ...Read more

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How is sars spread?

Animals, droplets: Most sars spread appears to be through contact with infected animals, probably inhalation of feces (bat guano). There are cases of human to human contact through respiratory droplets (i.e. The toronto experience). ...Read more

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How is sars treated?

Supportive measures: There is no treatment for the viral infection itself, we simply support failing organs and provide adequate fluid and nutrition until the illness has run its course. These can include specialized ivs, ventilators, hemodialysis, feeding tubes, etc. ...Read more

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How can one get sars?

Exposure: Exposure to the virus through inhalation or contact with contaminated fluids. Generally most exposures are in endemic areas only, and there are no cases since 2004. Person to person contact can occur, as can animal to person (bat guano to human). ...Read more

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