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What is the main difference between sars and pneumonia?

What is the main difference between sars and pneumonia?

None: Sars is a viral pneumonia with systemic systems - i.e. It is a specific kind of pneumonia. Pneumonia is simply any infection involving the lung; fungi, viri, and bacteria can all cause pneumonia in humans. ...Read more

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

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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How does sars differ from bacterial pneumonia?

How does sars differ from bacterial pneumonia?

Virus: Sars in caused by a virus, which is a different kind of infectious organism compared to bacterial pneumonia. One consequence of this is that there is no antibiotic treatment for sars, and one must rely on support of the patient until the infection runs its course. ...Read more

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What is the main difference between sars and flu ?

What is the main difference between
sars and flu ?

SARS vs influenza: Both of these viral infections are bad news- SARS is worse, since there's no good antiviral treatment or vaccine-whereas at least flu has antiviral medication and a vaccine that can help tremendously. SARS is a corona virus (looks like a little crown under an electron microscope). Flu is an orthomyxovirus. Good hygiene practices go a long way in preventing these diseases. Luckily no SARS right now ...Read more

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What is the main difference between swine flu and sars?

What is the main difference between swine flu and sars?

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 mutliple organ failure leading to death. The mortality rate of sars was much higher than the pandemic h1n1, as was the propensity to spread via the air. ...Read more

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What is the difference between influenza and sars?

What is the difference between influenza and sars?

Totally different: While both diseases affect the lung, they are caused by 2 distinct viruses. Influenza is a common yearly seasonal infection. Sars was a rare onetime event which isn't likely to recur. ...Read more

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What's the difference between rds, ARDS and sars?

Definition: Adult respiratory distress syndrome is a condition which has multiple triggers and a complex pathophysiology. Sars is a viral infection which has the capacity to cause ards. ...Read more

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What is the difference between ARDS and sars?

What is the difference between ARDS and sars?

Definition: Adult respiratory distress syndrome is a condition which has multiple triggers and a complex pathophysiology. Sars is a viral infection which has the capacity to cause ards. ...Read more

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What's the difference between ARDS and sars? Which is more dangerous?

What's the difference between ARDS and sars? Which is more dangerous?

Ards: Sars can cause ards. Both are serious but ARDS is a bad condition by definition. Sars can become very serious but isn't always. ...Read more

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Have their been any cases of the sars virus in the u.S?

Have their been any cases of the sars virus in the u.S?

In 2003, : There were 30 or so cases of 'probable sars' in the usa, only 8 were shown to be antibody positive and all these acquired the virus outside the usa. ...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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Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

An inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more