Reporting of cases meeting previous SARS
definitions ended in late July 2003.
Close person-to-person contact appears to be the primary way of spreading the SARS
Recent studies have reported that the clinical course is less severe in pediatric SARS
patients than in adult SARS
after a major outbreak of SARS
or a similar communicable disease.
In addition, patient information sheets are made available to arriving passengers to inform them that they were in an affected area and provide information about the symptoms of SARS
and what steps they should follow should they become ill.
does, however, represent a genuine opening of the kind that Chinas fledgling independent media are adept at exploiting.
Students returning from traveling abroad should be told to inform health care providers of their recent travel or exposure, and seek medical care immediately if symptoms of SARS
So far, SARS
mostly has impacted the travel and tourism industries in the Asia-Pacific region, but some business closings and quarantines of workers have been reported in Singapore and Hong Kong, raising questions about whether business interruption and workers' compensation insurance, among other lines, might be affected.
was first identified, potential host animal species were unknown, as was the risk of transmission between animals and humans.
Michael Farzan of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and his colleagues went fishing for the receptor with a lure made of the molecule on the surface of the SARS
virus that docks with the cell's receptor.
The selected precincts had 171 (29%) SARS
cases and 1,210 (23%) persons quarantined in the district.
Although Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, or SARS
, isn't an epidemic in the United States, building owners and managers should develop a protocol for addressing the issue if cases of the disease become more prevalent, said a speaker at a seminar on the issue.