A severe respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus (SARS-CoV) and characterized by a variety of signs and symptoms including: fever; chills and rigors; headache, malaise, and myalgias; shortness of breath; cough or other lower respiratory tract symptoms; and in some cases progressive pneumonia and adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).
a respiratory disease of unknown etiology that apparently originated in mainland China in 2003; characterized by fever and coughing or difficulty breathing or hypoxia; can be fatal
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. a potentially deadly respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus. It has recently been reported in Asia, North America and Europe. SARS may be spread by touching the skin of other people or objects that are contaminated with infectious droplets and then touching your eye(s), nose or mouth. It also is possible that SARS can be spread through the air or in other ways that are currently not known. /P Unlike the common cold, SARS symptoms generally begin with a fever greater than 100.4øF. Other symptoms may include headache, an overall feeling of discomfort and body aches. Some people also experience mild respiratory symptoms. After two to seven days, SARS patients may develop a dry cough and have trouble breathing.
acronym for severe acute respiratory syndrome
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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. Respiratory infection which causes fever, coughing, or difficulty breathing. SARS can be fatal.
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) is an atypical form of pneumonia. It first appeared in November 2002 in Guangdong Province, China. SARS is now known to be caused by the SARS coronavirus (SARS-CoV), a novel coronavirus. SARS has a mortality rate of around 10%.
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. It is caused by a virus thought to be a combination of the Coronavirus family, a virus that is often a cause of the common cold, and the paramyxovirus family which causes measles and mumps. The syndrome includes fever and coughing or difficulty breathing and can be fatal. It is thought to have originated in mainland China in 2003 and has spread to other countries.
Caused by a virus and is characterized by high fever, cough and breathing difficulties, headache, which in some patients can be severe or even fatal. The disease is transmitted when persons come into contact with virus expelled by coughing, or with contaminated materials and surfaces. The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) has been watching for cases since the outbreak began in early 2003 and is working closely with hospitals and medical providers to increase their knowledge of the disease.
Severe acute respiratory syndrome; a clinical syndrome characterized by fever, lower respiratory symptoms, and radiographic evidence of pneumonia.
Severe acute respiratory syndrome. A viral respiratory illness that was first reported in Asia in February 2003.
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. A viral respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus, SARS-associated coronavirus (SARS-CoV). SARSCoV is believed to be an animal virus that crossed the species barrier to humans recently when ecological changes or changes in human behaviour increased opportunities for human exposure to the virus and virus adaptation, enabling human-to-human transmission. It is believed to be transmitted by close person-to-person contact (defined as having cared for or lived with a person known to have SARS or having a high likelihood of direct contact with respiratory secretions and/or body fluids of a patient known to have SARS).
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a respiratory illness that has recently been reported in Asia, North America, and Europe. This fact sheet provides basic information about the disease and what is being done to combat its spread. To find out more about SARS, go to www.cdc.gov/ncidod/sars/ and www.who.int/csr/sars/en/ .
Currently, there is no known SARS transmission anywhere in the world. The most recent human cases of SARS-CoV infection were reported in China in April 2004 in an outbreak resulting from laboratory-acquired infections (see Laboratory Biosafety for more details). CDC and its partners, including the World Health Organization, continue to monitor the SARS situation globally. Any new updates on disease transmission and SARS preparedness activities will be posted at this site.