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Rapid mutation has long been considered a key to viral adaptation to environmental change.
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.
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine will receive up to $6.2 million over five years from the National Institute Of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, to develop a vaccine for severe acute respiratory syndrome, commonly called SARS.
Fresh insight into how viruses such as SARS and flu can jump from one species to another may help scientists predict the emergence of diseases in future.
Rather than implementing policies to reduce the impact of a flu epidemic right away, it might be better to hold off a few weeks after the start of the outbreak, according to a new study.
It might be better to implement policies to reduce the impact of a flu epidemic a few weeks after the start of an outbreak rather than straight away.
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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