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A Qatari man who was rushed to a UK hospital for treatment of a SARS-like disease is now the center of attention for the World Health Organization and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
A respiratory illness similar to SARS virus has been found in a patient from Qatar.
A protein from algae may have what it takes to stop Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) infections, according to new research.
Scientists have developed a three-dimensional model of a virus that causes SARS, which they believe will assist future efforts to battle the disease.
The coronavirus (SARS-CoV) that sickened more than 8,000 people â€“ and killed nearly 800 of them â€“ may have originated in bats, but the actual animal source is not known.
A Purdue University researcher has created a compound that prevents replication of the virus that causes SARS and could lead to a treatment for the disease.
Scientists who have studied the genome of the virus that caused severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) say their comparisons to related viruses offer new evidence that the virus infecting humans originated in bats.
Toronto's deadly brush with the SARS virus three years ago has uniquely prepared the city for the possibility of a bird flu pandemic, health officials say.
By Matthew Chung TORONTO (Reuters) - Ten people have died from a mystery viral outbreak at a Toronto nursing home and another 40 are in hospital, public health officials said on Tuesday as they raced to contact anyone who visited the home recently.
HONG KONG (Reuters) - A species of bats in China might have been the source of the SARS epidemic in 2003, a Chinese health expert said on Tuesday, adding that the creatures probably passed it to civet cats, which then passed it to humans.
The masked palm civet (Paguma larvata), also known as the gem-faced civet, can be found in Southeast Asia and the Indian Subcontinent. Its range includes China and the islands of Sumatra, Borneo, Taiwan, and the island chains of Nicobar and Andaman. It does occur in Japan, but experts do not know if it is native or introduced in that area of its range. It prefers a habitat within temperate deciduous forests and tropical rainforests. The masked palm civet resembles most other civets in body...
The SARS coronavirus is the virus that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). In 2003 the World Health Organization issued a press release stating that the coronavirus identified by a number of laboratories was the official cause of SARS. It causes severe illness marked initially by systemic symptoms of muscle pain, headache, fever, followed in 2-10 days by the onset of respiratory symptoms, mainly cough, dyspnea, and pneumonia. SARS patients have a decrease in the number of...
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