Severe acute respiratory syndrome.

  title={Severe acute respiratory syndrome.},
  author={M Chan-yeung and Gaik Cheng Ooi and David Shu-Cheong Hui and Pak-leung Ho and Kenneth W Tsang},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  volume={7 12},
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a new disease that poses a threat to international health. The SARS epidemic earlier this year affected more than 30 countries and regions, with a cumulative global total of 8098 cases. It is caused by a novel coronavirus, probably of animal origin. The mean incubation period is 6.4 days (range 2-11 days). Patients usually present with high fever, chills, myalgia and dry cough, with or without chest X-ray evidence of pneumonia at the onset of disease… CONTINUE READING


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