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SARS

 
severe acute respiratory syndrome.

SARS

(sahrz),

SARS

severe acute respiratory syndrome.

SARS

(särz)
n.
A severe, contagious respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus, characterized by high fever, malaise, dry cough, and pneumonia.

SARS

SARS

Severe acute respiratory syndrome Virology A potentially severe and fatal RTI caused by coronavirus. See Coronavirus.
SARS  WHO case definitions
Suspected SARS  
• High fever P> 38ºC
• Respiratory Sx Cough, or SOB, or dyspnea
• Contact Close contact with a person previously diagnosed with SARS–having cared for, lived with, or had direct contact with bodily secretions of a person with SARS
Probable SARS Pt meets criteria of a suspected case and there is radiologic evidence of infiltrates consistent with pneumonia or respiratory distress syndrome l

SARS

Abbreviation for severe acute respiratory syndrome.

SARS

Acronym for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, the epidemic lung infection that started in Guangdong province and Hong Kong in early 2003 and spread rapidly to many parts of the world. The virus is a new coronavirus and has the largest genome of any RNA virus yet found. The genome was sequenced in May 2003. SARS features fever, influenza-like symptoms, and X-ray appearances of infiltrates of variable density compatible with pneumonia. The mortality increases with age and may be as high as 50 per cent in patients over 65. Treatment is with antiviral drugs such as ribavirin in combination with antibiotics such as levofloxacin or clarithromycin. The angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 has been identified as the receptor for the coronavirus.

SARS

Abbreviation for severe acute respiratory syndrome.

SARS

severe acute respiratory syndrome.
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Canadian officials took very aggressive action to limit the spread after several people, including health care workers, became ill after caring for SARS patients or working in SARS hospitals.
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The student was immediately hospitalized for three days and was later discharged after a culture showed she had the flu, not SARS.
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In Beijing, contact was defined as 30 minutes' exposure in the following situations to a SARS patient who required quarantine: 1) health-care workers who did not use PPE while evaluating or treating a SARS patient; 2) other persons (e.
The company decided to hold the seminar about a month ago when SARS was becoming a hot topic in the media and clients began making inquiries.