Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)--paradigm of an emerging viral infection.

  title={Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)--paradigm of an emerging viral infection.},
  author={Annemarie Berger and Ch Drosten and Hans Wilhelm Doerr and Martin Stuermer and Wolfgang Preiser},
  journal={Journal of clinical virology : the official publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology},
  volume={29 1},
An acute and often severe respiratory illness emerged in southern China in late 2002 and rapidly spread to different areas of the Far East as well as several countries around the globe. When the outbreak of this apparently novel infectious disease termed severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) came to an end in July 2003, it had caused over 8000 probable cases worldwide and more than 700 deaths. Starting in March 2003, the World Health Organization (WHO) organised an unprecedented… CONTINUE READING


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