severe acute respiratory syndrome

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Definition of severe acute respiratory syndrome 

: sars

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Bats in Thailand have been linked with a wide range of viruses—including Nipah, which can cause brain inflammation, and others that are similar to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)—Lipkin says. Dina Fine Maron, Scientific American, "Rescued Thai Boys Being Watched for Illnesses Caught from Cave Animals," 10 July 2018 Wang’s reputation is based on his role in tackling corruption as well as addressing problems stemming from the Asian financial crisis in the 1990s and the 2003 outbreak of SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome). Simon Denyer, BostonGlobe.com, "Key ally of China’s Xi elected vice president," 17 Mar. 2018 Wang’s reputation as a firefighter is based on his role in tackling corruption as well as addressing problems stemming from the Asian financial crisis in the 1990s and the 2003 outbreak of SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome). Simon Denyer, Washington Post, "China’s Xi gets right-hand man, loyal ‘firefighter,’ elected vice president," 17 Mar. 2018 Infectious disease experts have been urging the U.S. government to do more to keep the country prepared for outbreaks of diseases such as a new strain of flu, Ebola and severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS. Maggie Fox, NBC News, "Flu stresses hospitals, shows we’re not ready for emergencies," 16 Jan. 2018 People infected suffer from symptoms ranging from the common cold to SARS, severe acute respiratory syndrome, which killed 800 people worldwide in 2003. Noelia Trujillo, Woman's Day, "Alarming New SARS-Like Virus Takes More Lives," 29 May 2013 After reviewing more than 3800 scientific publications, the authors also found evidence that at least 11 viruses can live in the testes, including those that cause influenza, dengue, and severe acute respiratory syndrome. Karl Gruber, Science | AAAS, "Human semen can host up to 27 different viruses," 20 Sep. 2017

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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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