Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)


  • Chinese Bats are Likely Source of SARS Virus, Researchers Report
    Scientists say they have produced “the clearest evidence yet” the SARS virus originated in Chinese horseshoe bats and that direct bat-to-human transmission is “plausible.” The 2002 severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) pandemic was one of the most ...More
    October 30, 2013 Posted in News
  • SARS Could Hold the Key for Treatment of MERS-CoV
    A new type of coronavirus, the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), was first found a year ago in a patient who died. It took several months before it was discovered that a new virus had emerged. New cases have been reported from Jordan, Qatar, Saudi ...More
    September 13, 2013 Posted in News
  • UCI-Led Study Reveals How SARS Coronavirus Hijacks Host Cells
    UC Irvine infectious disease researchers have uncovered components of the SARS coronavirus – which triggered a major outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome in 2002-03 – that allow it to take over host cells in order to replicate. This insight is critical for a full ...More
    August 22, 2013 Posted in News
  • UNC, Vanderbilt Discover a New Live Vaccine Approach for SARS and Novel Coronaviruses
    Rapid mutation has long been considered a key to viral adaptation to environmental change. But in the case of the coronavirus responsible for deadly severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), collaborating researchers at the University of North Carolina and Vanderbilt ...More
    November 13, 2012 Posted in News
  • New Research Aims to Shut Down Viral Assembly Line
    Under the electron microscope, a coronavirus may resemble a spiny sea urchin or appear crownlike, (the shape from which this family of pathogens takes its name). Previously recognized as the second leading cause of the common cold in humans and for economically important ...More
    January 11, 2011 Posted in News
  • Compounds Show Positive Effect Against SARS Virus
    Tamir Biotechnology, Inc. announces that scientists supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) confirmed that testing of two of the company's compounds Onconase (Ranpirnase), and recombinant Amphinase 2 showed positive in vitro results ...More
    July 21, 2010 Posted in News
  • Virus Survival on Surfaces May be Affected by Temperature and Humidity
    The SARS coronavirus (CoV) may survive on surfaces for days at temperature and humidity levels common to indoor environments say researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. They report their findings in the May 2010 issue of the journal Applied and ...More
    May 14, 2010 Posted in News
  • Cost-Effectiveness of the Hospital Infection Control Response
    When it comes to preventing the spread of respiratory infections in a hospital, is it better to adopt the most stringent measures possible or a more moderate approach? One might assume it's best to go with the strictest measures possible, but what if prevention comes with a ...More
    November 9, 2009 Posted in News, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Two-Pronged Protein Attack Could be Source of SARS Virulence
    Ever since the previously unknown SARS virus emerged from southern China in 2003, University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston virologists have focused on finding the source of the pathogen's virulence — its ability to cause disease. In the 2003 epidemic, ...More
    October 29, 2009 Posted in News, PPE & Standard Precautions
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