SARS

Overview

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.

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791081846
  • Publisher: Chelsea House Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/1/2004
  • Series: Deadly Diseases and Epidemics Series
  • Pages: 112
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword David Heymann 6

1 SARS: A Global Epidemic 8

2 SARS and Other Viral Infections 22

3 Spread and Symptoms of SARS 39

4 Diagnosis and Management of SARS 49

5 Treatment of SARS 62

6 Prevention and Public Health Measures 73

7 Impact and Significance of SARS 79

8 Lessons Learned from the SARS Epidemic 87

Appendix 98

Notes 101

Glossary 102

Bibliography 106

Further Resources 111

Index 112

About the Author 117

About the Consulting Editor 117

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