severe acute respiratory syndrome

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Recent Examples on the Web So why didn’t it get slammed by SARS-Cov-2? Some of the success is due to accidents of history, including the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) that began in February 2003. Ezekiel J. Emanuel, Cathy Zhang, STAT, "Learning from Taiwan about responding to Covid-19 — and using electronic health records," 30 June 2020 Nobody recognized the coronavirus family as a big problem until SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) emerged in southern China, infected nearly 8,100 people across 26 countries and caused 774 deaths. National Geographic, "On the hunt for the next deadly virus," 16 June 2020 The 2002-2003 outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome in Asia never reached the scope of a pandemic. John Lauerman, Fortune, "What to know about a potential ‘second wave’ of COVID-19," 12 June 2020 It was included in the covid-19 trial because steroids were tried as a treatment for SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome), a related lung disease, with mixed results. The Economist, "Drug discovery Dexamethasone cuts covid-19 deaths," 20 June 2020 That response suggests that infection with other coronaviruses, such as those responsible for severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS, and even the common cold, may aid the body’s fight against the new invader. Jason Douglas, WSJ, "Before Catching Coronavirus, Some People’s Immune Systems Are Already Primed to Fight It," 12 June 2020 The 2002-2003 outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome in Asia never reached the scope of a pandemic. John Lauerman, Fortune, "What to know about a potential ‘second wave’ of COVID-19," 12 June 2020 The researchers at universities around the world analyzed studies from the outbreaks of Covid-19, severe acute respiratory syndrome virus of SARS and the Middle East respiratory syndrome virus (MERS), which are from the same family of viruses. Katie Hunt, CNN, "Social distancing and masks reduce risk of getting Covid-19, review finds," 1 June 2020 Pneumonic plague, tuberculosis, influenza virus, Legionnaires’ disease and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) are known to spread through saliva, with coughing and sneezing aerosolizing up to 1,000 and 3,600 bacterial cells per minute. Paul Dawson, Scientific American, "Is Double-Dipping a Food Safety Problem or Just a Nasty Habit?," 25 Nov. 2015

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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 11 Jul. 2020.

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severe acute respiratory syndrome

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: 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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