SARS

SARS

by Joaquima Serradell
     
 

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SARS, or severe acute respiratory syndrome, is a highly infectious viral illness that can be fatal. During the 2003 SARS outbreak, 8,098 people became ill worldwide, of which 774 died, according to the World Health Organization. Symptoms include a high fever and, in some cases, a dry cough. Most cases also result in pneumonia. SARS looks at the disease's symptoms

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SARS, or severe acute respiratory syndrome, is a highly infectious viral illness that can be fatal. During the 2003 SARS outbreak, 8,098 people became ill worldwide, of which 774 died, according to the World Health Organization. Symptoms include a high fever and, in some cases, a dry cough. Most cases also result in pneumonia. SARS looks at the disease's symptoms and transmission, the SARS-related coronavirus, treatment options, and recent research.

Deadly diseases affect everyone. Although not all cases are fatal, each disease causes a degree of harm and discomfort to those whom it afflicts and sometimes can have long-lasting consequences. Each book in the series Deadly Diseases and Epidemics takes the reader through all aspects of a disease-from its history and causes or method of infection to its treatment and prevention. The books provide a foundation for understanding the basics of microbiology, immunology, and epidemiology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791081846
Publisher:
Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date:
10/01/2004
Series:
Deadly Diseases and Epidemics Series
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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