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Why did the sars virus suddenly disappear?

Why did the sars virus suddenly disappear?

Virulence: Like many very aggressive illnesses that kill all or most of their hosts, the sars coronavirus appears to have burned itself out. Additionally, the chinese government was very aggressive in eradicating any host species in areas that the disease was first seen. It didn't really "suddenly" disappear, but rather it gradually faded away. Influenza, tb, and malaria let their hosts live .... ...Read more

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A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...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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Does the sars virus have death rate yet?

9.6%: 2003 outbreak of sars ( coronavirus respiratory illness ) had 8096 patient sick with 774 deaths - 9.6 % mortality rate. This percentage was much higher in older patients with mortality rate as high as 43% in patients above age 60. ...Read more

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Is it possible to remove the sars virus from the host?

Is it possible to remove the sars virus from the host?

There is: No consensus on what if anything should be used for sars therapy but it does not appear to cause chronic infection in man. ...Read more

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What happens to a sars-virus infected cell?

What happens to a sars-virus infected cell?

It dies: The virus takes over the metabolic processes of the cell and begins to replicate more viruses. When the cell is depleted of energy it dies. ...Read more

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Is it true that the swine flu could spread faster than sars virus?

No: A single contact is sufficient for transmission of both viruses. Every year we see the flu virus infect millions of people in a few days or weeks. ...Read more

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What type of virus is the sars coronavirus?

Coronavirus: The sars virus belongs to the family of coronaviruses, hence its name. ...Read more

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