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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) is a disease of unknown etiology that has been described in patients in Asia, North America, and Europe.
After 3—7 days, a lower respiratory phase begins with the onset of a dry, non-productive cough or dyspnea that may be accompanied by or progress to hypoxemia.
In 10%-20% of cases, the respiratory illness is severe enough to require intubation and mechanical ventilation.
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  Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome - MSN Encarta
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), contagious respiratory illness that can cause a fatal form of pneumonia.
Symptoms may progress to a severe form of pneumonia, in which air sacs in the lungs fill with fluid, preventing oxygen from reaching blood cells and nourishing the other cells of the body.
Aside from regular nursing care and the use of a respirator to help breathing in severe cases, there is no effective treatment for SARS.
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  Learn more about Severe acute respiratory syndrome in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) is an atypical form of pneumonia that first appeared in November 2002 in Guangdong Province, China.
With the identification and sequencing of the DNA of the coronavirus supposedly responsible for SARS on April 12, 2003, several diagnostic test kits have been produced and are now being tested for their suitability for use.
Initially, electron microscopic examination in Hong Kong and Germany found viral particles with structures suggesting paramyxovirus in respiratory secretions of SARS patients; subsequently, in Canada, electron microscopic examination found viral particles with structures suggestive of metapneumovirus (a subtype of paramyxovirus) in respiratory secretions.
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 Severe acute respiratory syndrome - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS') (Traditional Chinese: 嚴重急性呼吸道綜合症, Simplified Chinese: 严重急性呼吸道综合症 or simply Chinese: 非典型肺炎) was an atypical pneumonia that first appeared in November 2002 in Guangdong Province, in the city of Foshan, of the People's Republic of China.
Several of the doctors and nurses who had attempted to treat him soon came down with the same disease despite basic hospital procedures.
With the identification and sequencing of the RNA of the coronavirus supposedly responsible for SARS on April 12, 2003, several diagnostic test kits have been produced and are now being tested for their suitability for use.
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 Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) - Medical Encyclopedia for Nursing Students   (Site not responding. Last check: )
There may be some benefit from using steroids and other immune system modulating agents in the treatment of the more acute SARS patients as there is some evidence that part of the more serious damage SARS causes is also due to the body's own immune system overreacting to the virus.
Variation in the severity of the disease: This is an important possibility.
An estimated several hundred million HK dollars in contracts were lost as a result.
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 Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) - a contagious and sometimes fatal respiratory illness - first appeared in China in November 2002.
SARS is a severe form of pneumonia, where infected individuals develop a fever, followed by respiratory symptoms such as cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.
The virus that causes SARS is thought to be transmitted most readily by being within 3 feet of respiratory droplets produced when an infected person sneezes and/or by touching a surface or object contaminated with infectious droplets.
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 Lifespan's A - Z Health Information Library - Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) is a serious form of pneumonia, resulting in acute respiratory distress and sometimes death.
This contagious respiratory infection was first described on Feb. 26, 2003.
Respiratory secretions should be considered to be infectious, which means no sharing of food, drink, or utensils.
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 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
Note: Suspect cases with either radiographic evidence of pneumonia or respiratory distress syndrome; or evidence of unexplained respiratory distress syndrome by autopsy are designated "probable" cases by the WHO case definition.
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a condition of corona virus etiology that has been described in patients in Asia, North America, and Europe.
At the peak of the respiratory illness, approximately 50% of patients have leukopenia and thrombocytopenia or low-normal platelet counts (50,000--150,000/µL).
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 Severe acute respiratory syndrome revisited -- Zambon 326 (7394): 831 -- BMJ
Severe acute respiratory syndrome is an infectious disease in humans that was first recognised in south east Asia in late
Smith, A. F, Wild, C., Law, J. Severe acute respiratory syndrome: Lessons may be learnt from the outbreak of legionnaires' disease in Barrow in Furness.
sever acute respiratory syndrome in south asia muhammad fayyaz, et al.
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 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a viral respiratory illness.
These viruses are a common cause of mild to moderate upper-respiratory illness in humans and are associated with respiratory, gastrointestinal, liver and neurologic disease in animals.
Droplet spread can happen when droplets from the cough or sneeze of an infected person are propelled a short distance (generally up to 3 feet) through the air and deposited on the mucous membranes of the mouth, nose or eyes of persons who are nearby.
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 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The common cold, influenza and other respiratory infections may occur concurrently in the community and as the symptoms are often similar, it is often difficult to assess the relative impact of each respiratory virus during an outbreak situation.
Adenoviruses are implicated in 5-11% of upper respiratory tract infections, and are also implicated in cases of pharyngitis, pneumonia, bronchiolitis and croup in children.
Transmission of respiratory adenoviruses is by aerosolized droplets reaching the conjunctiva, nose or throat or by the faecal-oral route.
www.ifh-homehygiene.org /2003/22SARS/SARS03.asp   (3614 words)

  
 Child Health Library - Infectious Diseases - Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a rapidly spreading, potentially fatal infectious viral disease.
As the disease progresses, about 20 percent to 30 percent of patients develop pneumonia or acute respiratory distress syndrome and require hospitalization.
When a person with SARS coughs or sneezes without covering his or her mouth, respiratory droplets containing living virus can spray up to 3 feet and invade the mucous membranes of another person.
www.chp.edu /greystone/infectious/sars.php   (923 words)

  
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Erythema multiforme, which is an acute mucocutaneous hypersensitivity reaction of variable severity characterized by a symmetrically distributed skin eruption, with or without mucous membrane lesions.
Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS), which is an immune-complex-mediated hypersensitivity complex that is a severe expression of erythema multiforme.
Anaphylaxis, which is a severe allergic reaction that occurs rapidly and causes a life-threatening response involving the whole body.
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 Eurosurveillance Weekly 2003;7 (12): 030320
OR A person with an unexplained respiratory illness resulting in death, with an autopsy examination demonstrating the pathology of Respiratory Distress Syndrome without an identifiable cause.
In addition to fever and respiratory symptoms, SARS may be associated with other symptoms including: headache, muscular stiffness, loss of appetite, malaise, confusion, rash, and diarrhoea.
Epidemiologists, and experts in case management, infection control and microbiology from WHO and several European and international organisations are assisting in the management of the outbreak (2).
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 Outbreaks of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in Asia - Information and Recommendations for Health Care ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The cause of these illnesses, which has been termed severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), is unknown and is being investigated.
In some cases these symptoms are followed by hypoxia, pneumonia, and occasionally acute respiratory distress requiring mechanical ventilation and death.
Treatment choices may be influenced by severity of the illness and an infectious disease consultation is recommended.
www.health.state.ny.us /nysdoh/sars/sars_alert_03-16-2003.htm   (1377 words)

  
 CIDRAP >> Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
Impact of severe acute respiratory syndrome and the perceived avian influenza epidemic on the increased rate of influenza vaccination among nurses in Hong Kong
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus as an agent of emerging and reemerging infection
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus infection in vaccinated ferrets
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 MedlinePlus: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
The primary NIH organization for research on Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome is the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a respiratory illness caused by a virus.
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Infection Control(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
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 Communicable Disease Control & Surveillance - SARS: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) is caused by a new virus that first appeared in China in November 2002.
Symptoms include a fever greater than 100.4ºF (38.0ºC) combined with one of the following symptoms of respiratory illness: cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, bluish coloring in the fingers or lips due to lack of oxygen, or X-ray indicating pneumonia or acute respiratory distress.
Close contact is defined as having cared for, having lived with, or having direct contact with respiratory secretions and/or body fluids of a patient known to be a suspect SARS case.
www.dhhs.nh.gov /DHHS/CDCS/sars-overview.htm   (256 words)

  
 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is caused by a new virus that appears to spread easily to others.
SARS is a new illness that is causing concern among medical professionals worldwide because of its ease of spread, the possible severity of symptoms, and the rapid health deterioration seen in some infected patients.
Death may result from respiratory failure caused by damage to the air sacs (alveoli) of the lungs.
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 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a recently identified respiratory illness that first infected people in parts of Asia, North America, and Europe in late 2002 and early 2003.
SARS is caused by a previously unknown type of coronavirus, a family of viruses that often cause mild to moderate upper respiratory
Like most respiratory illnesses, SARS is spread mainly through contact with infected saliva or droplets from coughing.
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 Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) is a serious form of pneumonia, resulting in acute respiratory distress and sometimes death.
It is also an example of how quickly a networked health system can respond to an emerging threat.
This contagious respiratory infection was first described on Feb. 26, 2003.
www.utmedicalcenter.org /encyclopedia/007192.htm   (681 words)

  
 Severe acute respiratory syndrome Thomas PA - Indian J Med Microbiol
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a form of atypical pneumonia that apparently originated in Guangdong Province of the People's Republic of China in late 2002.
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is the name given to cases of a severe atypical pneumonia that have been occurring since February 1, 2003.
Lung pathology of fatal severe acute respiratory syndrome.
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 Information Regarding Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is an emerging, sometimes fatal, respiratory illness.
Suspect cases with radiographic evidence of pneumonia, respiratory distress syndrome, or evidence of unexplained respiratory distress syndrome by autopsy are designated "probable" cases by the World Health Organization (WHO) case definition.
Acute care facilities already should have appropriate ventilation systems (including appropriate exhaust and filtration) to eliminate the potential for exposure to airborne infectious diseases.
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 SARS - What are the symptoms and signs of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome ?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
After 2 to 7 days, SARS patients may develop a dry, nonproductive cough that might be accompanied by or progress to the point where insufficient oxygen is getting to the blood.
Several treatment regimens have been used for patients with SARS, but there is insufficient information at this time to determine if they have had a beneficial effect.
CDC scientists were able to isolate a virus from the tissues of two patients who had SARS and then used several laboratory methods to characterize the agent.
www.heartspring.net /sars.html   (2247 words)

  
 OSAP: Issue Focus: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome: SARS and the Dental Office
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a newly classified atypical pneumonia that has been identified in patients in Asia, North America, and Europe.
Close contact is defined as having cared for, having lived with, or having direct contact with respiratory secretions and/or body fluids of a person identified as a suspect SARS case.
If a fever or respiratory symptoms develop during the 10-day period, an appointment with a healthcare provider should be made as soon as possible.
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 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
Use of a higher level of respiratory protection, i.e., powered air-purifying respirators, may be considered for certain aerosol-generating procedures." CDC acknowledges that surgical masks may be adequate to prevent transmission.
In fact, as no respiratory contraindications exist to the wearing on N-95 respirators, facilities may develop policies and procedures to allow clearance for N-95 use in the way supported by 1910.139.
If a procedure was being performed on a patient where respiratory protection is required for the health care worker for a confirmed or suspected infectious exposure, then a NIOSH-approved respirator which is also had pre-market approval as a surgical mask would be required to meet both needs.
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