SARS

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SARS

Plan of AttackSARS is spread when someone with the virus sneezes or coughs and infected droplets are spread through the air. SARS can also live on the surface of other objects for up to 6 hours. The cause of SARS was mostly close contact (A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia).

SARS coronavirus or SARS-CoV is a virus that causes SARS or Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. As it is a coronavirus, SARS-CoV is an has an envelopE, containes a single strand of RNA, and has a helical structure. SARS is contagious and fatal (Encyclopedia of Life).

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SARS-CoV

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FOUND IN:China and Canada

Most Common Victims• Health care workers• Young• Old• Weak Immune system(Enclypedia of Life)

Other Characteristics• 2-10 day incubation period (Encyclopedia of Life)• IgM antibody is produced to combat the virus and peaks at week 3 (Encyclopedia of Life)• Most people develop pneumonia (Mayo Clinic)• One can develop liver and heart failure (Mayo Clinic)• Mechanical respirator can be needed for difficulty in breathing (Mayo Clinic)

Most Common Injury• Fever over 100.4 degrees • Cough• Difficulty breathing(A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia)

Prevention• Wash your hands• Wear disposable gloves• Wear a surgical mask in the same room as someone with SARS• Wash personal items• Disinfect surfaces(Mayo Clinic)

TreatmentAntivirals do not help eliminate SARS, so drugs are used for symptoms.• Antibiotics to treat bacteria that cause pneumonia• High doses of steroids to reduce swelling in the lungs• Oxygen, breathing support (mechanical ventilation), or chest therapy(A.D.A.M. Medial Encyclopedia)


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