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Who was the first person to discover sars?

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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: 5 groups

The sars coronavirus was almost silmultaneously isolated from sars patients by several laboratories and found to be only distantly related to all previously characterized human or animal coronaviruses.
Peiris js- lancet 2003 361:1319-1325, ksiazek tg- nejm 2003 3489:1953-1966, drosten c- nejm 2003 348:1967-1976 are 3 of the 5 publications by groups that shared in the discovery.

In brief: 5 groups

The sars coronavirus was almost silmultaneously isolated from sars patients by several laboratories and found to be only distantly related to all previously characterized human or animal coronaviruses.
Peiris js- lancet 2003 361:1319-1325, ksiazek tg- nejm 2003 3489:1953-1966, drosten c- nejm 2003 348:1967-1976 are 3 of the 5 publications by groups that shared in the discovery.
Dr. Michael Ein
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