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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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Eight of the 10 patients with probable SARS as their final diagnosis had a direct household SARS contact; in most cases, they had household contact with two or more SARS patients.
Among the 626 (62%) quarantined persons with known contact with persons with probable SARS, those who cared for an actively ill SARS patient had the highest attack rate (Table 2).
22%) persons had suspect or probable SARS diagnosed while under Level A quarantine.
Although he no longer has a fever and a cough, Ismail said his lung X-ray showed haziness, which led health officials to classify him as a probable SARS victim.
The seventh probable SARS victim is a 42-year-old truck driver who often went to Singapore, Ismail said.
Specimens from all patients with probable SARS in Taiwan were serologically tested for case confirmation, with a particular focus on the convalescent-phase serum specimens, as previously reported (9).
As of July 15, a total of 418 SARS cases were reported in the United States, with 344 (82%) classified as suspect SARS and 74 (18%) classified as probable SARS (i.
The ''low'' pattern for Hubei, Jiangsu and Shaanxi means that the ''imported probable SARS case (cases) have produced only one generation of local probable cases, all of whom are direct personal contacts of the imported case (cases).
During November 1, 2002-July 2, 2003, a total of 8,442 probable SARS cases were reported to WHO from 29 countries, including 73 cases from the United States; 812 deaths (case-fatality proportion: 9.
The Beijing office of the World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday doctors in Beijing failed to count some of probable SARS patients with light symptoms, and said this was reflected in official reports of a slowdown of infection in the Chinese capital in recent days.
A large proportion of these SARS outbreaks occurred in hospitals, and 21% of probable SARS cases involved healthcare workers (1).
During November 1, 2002-June 18, 2003, a total of 8,465 probable SARS cases were reported to 'WHO from 29 countries, including 75 from the United States; 801 deaths (case-fatality proportion: 9.

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