severe acute respiratory syndrome

noun

Definition of severe acute respiratory syndrome

: sars

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Recent Examples on the Web But that may not the same thing as being an alpha variant of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, 1 June 2021 Novavax and others hope to introduce a vaccine that can protect against multiple coronaviruses, such as the ones that hit in the past two decades, severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS, and Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS. Gregory Zuckerman, WSJ, 1 June 2021 And over time that’s gonna keep resulting in more and more versions of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV2), otherwise known as variants. Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, 29 May 2021 In previous cases, including the 2002-03 outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome and the 2012 outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome, a host animal was identified in a matter of months. Chris Megerian, Los Angeles Times, 26 May 2021 Doctors consulted experts in respiratory disease, including Zhong Nanshan, who had led the fight against China’s 2002 and 2003 outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS. Betsy Mckay, WSJ, 24 May 2021 The overall infection fatality rate is around 10% for severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), between 40% and 75% for Nipah virus, and as high as 88% for Ebola. Andy Plump, STAT, 19 May 2021 Yet in 2003, the country badly botched the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome, another coronavirus disease, by failing to respond quickly and initially withholding information from the public and WHO. Dennis Normile, Science | AAAS, 18 May 2021 Flouting public health precautions can easily help the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV2) spread even further. Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, 20 Mar. 2021

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“Severe acute respiratory syndrome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/severe%20acute%20respiratory%20syndrome. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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severe acute respiratory syndrome

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Medical Definition of severe acute respiratory syndrome

: sars In late 2002 and early 2003 epidemiologists in Ottawa, Ontario were able to … identify and help stop the spread of an outbreak of SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) that began in China.— Larry Brilliant, Forbes, 7 May 2007

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