Severe acute respiratory syndrome

  title={Severe acute respiratory syndrome},
  author={Joseph Sriyal Malik Peiris and Yihan Guan and Ka Yat Yuen},
  journal={Nature Medicine},
  volume={10 Suppl 1},
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) was caused by a previously unrecognized animal coronavirus that exploited opportunities provided by 'wet markets' in southern China to adapt to become a virus readily transmissible between humans. Hospitals and international travel proved to be 'amplifiers' that permitted a local outbreak to achieve global dimensions. In this review we will discuss the substantial scientific progress that has been made towards understanding the virus—SARS coronavirus… CONTINUE READING


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