Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome

Christian, Michael D.; Poutanen, Susan M.; Loutfy, Mona R.; Muller, Matthew P.; Low, Donald E.
May 2004
Clinical Infectious Diseases;5/15/2004, Vol. 38 Issue 10, p1420
Academic Journal
The first cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) occurred in China in November 2002. The agent causing this illness has been identified as a novel coronavirus, SARS-coronavirus. Since its introduction <1 year ago, this virus has infected 8098 people in 26 countries, killing 774 of them. We present an overview of the epidemiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of SARS based on the current state of knowledge derived from published studies and our own personal experience.


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