Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Prof. Pushpa Raj Sharma Department of Child Health Institute of Medicine 30.04.03
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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS): Epidemiology A worldwide outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) has been associated with exposures originating from a single ill health care worker from Guangdong Province, China. 11 February, 2003: 305 cases and 5 death.
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China's Ministry of Health on Sunday afternoon reported a total of 2,914 cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) on the Chinese mainland by 10:00 a.m. April 27. Of the total, 1,299 patients had been discharged from hospitals upon recovery and 131 had died.
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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome HOTEL M IN HONGKONG February 21 HCW: Hong Kong 95 Vietnam 37 Ireland 0 Singapore 34 United State 1
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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS ) Fever followed by rapidly progressive respiratory compromise is the key complex of signs and symptoms from which the syndrome derives its name.
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SARS Case Definition (April 23) Suspected case: Measured temperature greater than 100.4 0 F (greater than 38 0 C AND One or more clinical findings of respiratory illness (e.g. cough, shortness of breath, difficulty in breathing, or hypoxia) AND Travel within 10 days of onset of symptoms to an area with documented or suspected community transmission of SARS) OR close contact within 10 days of onset of symptoms with a person known to be a SARS suspect.
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SARS Case Definition Probable case: Radiographic evidence of pneumonia or respiratory distress syndrome. Autopsy findings consistent with respiratory distress syndrome without an identifiable cause.
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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)Reported Probable Cases 5050 321
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SARS: Timeline of an Outbreak Nov. 16, 2002 -- The first case of an atypical pneumonia in the Guangdong province in China. Feb. 26, 2003 -- First cases of unusual pneumonia reported in Hanoi, Vietnam. Feb 28, 2003 -- World Health Organization officer Carlo Urbani, MD, examines an American businessman with an unknown form of pneumonia in a French hospital in Hanoi, Vietnam.
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March 10, 2003 -- Urbani reports an unusual outbreak of the illness, which he calls sudden acute respiratory syndrome or SARS, to the main office of the WHO. He notes that the disease has infected an usually high number of healthcare workers (22) at the hospital. March 11, 2003 -- Outbreak of a mysterious respiratory disease is reported among healthcare workers in Hong Kong. March 12, 2003 -- WHO issues a global alert about a new infectious disease of unknown origin in both
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March 17, 2003 -- An international network of 11 leading laboratories is established to determine the cause of SARS and develop potential treatments. March 24, 2003 --
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