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se·vere acute res·pi·ra·to·ry syn·drome

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. severe acute respiratory syndrome, SARS(noun)

    a respiratory disease of unknown etiology that apparently originated in mainland China in 2003; characterized by fever and coughing or difficulty breathing or hypoxia; can be fatal


  1. severe acute respiratory syndrome(Noun)

    A form of pneumonia due to infection by a coronavirus characterized by fever, myalgia, lethargy and coughing, which can be fatal.


  1. Severe acute respiratory syndrome

    Severe acute respiratory syndrome is a viral respiratory disease in humans which is caused by the SARS coronavirus. It is not clear how a virus came to be named after a syndrome but the term was rapidly taken up by the media. Between November 2002 and July 2003, an outbreak of SARS in South China and then Hong Kong nearly became a pandemic, with 8,273 cases and 775 deaths worldwide according to the World Health Organization. Within weeks, SARS spread from Hong Kong to infect individuals in 37 countries in early 2003. SARS is not claimed to have been eradicated, as it may still be present in its natural host reservoirs and may return to the human population. During the outbreak, the fatality of SARS was less than 1% for people aged 24 or younger, 6% for those 25 to 44, 15% for those 45 to 64, and more than 50% for those over 65. For comparison, the fatality of influenza is usually under 0.03%, but rose to more than 2.5% during the 1918–19 flu pandemic.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome

    A viral disorder characterized by high FEVER, dry COUGH, shortness of breath (DYSPNEA) or breathing difficulties, and atypical PNEUMONIA. A virus in the genus CORONAVIRUS is the suspected agent.

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  1. severeacuterespiratorysyndrome


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of severe acute respiratory syndrome in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of severe acute respiratory syndrome in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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  • Schweres Akutes AtemwegssyndromGerman
  • σοβαρό οξύ αναπνευστικό σύνδρομοGreek
  • síndrome respiratorio agudo severoSpanish
  • SARSFinnish
  • SRAS, syndrome respiratoire aigu sévèreFrench
  • 重症急性呼吸器症候群Japanese
  • ТОРС, тяжёлый острый респираторный синдромRussian

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