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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

  • New SARS-like Virus is Poised to Infect Humans
    A SARS-like virus found in Chinese horseshoe bats may be poised to infect humans without the need for adaptation, overcoming an initial barrier that could potentially set the stage for an outbreak according to a study at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The ...More
    March 14, 2016 Posted in News
  • Is MERS Another SARS? The Facts Behind Middle East Respiratory Syndrome
    Experts show that while Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV), a viral respiratory illness, is infecting less people, it has a higher mortality rate and affects a specific target population when compared to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). This research ...More
    August 24, 2015 Posted in News
  • Lessons Learned From SARS Pandemic Should Inform Current Contagion Protocols
    In 2003, a novel coronavirus caused a pandemic that affected 26 countries. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) was most prevalent in Asia; the number of cases in Singapore was second only to China. In an article published in the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), ...More
    October 28, 2014 Posted in News
  • New Compound Inhibits Enzyme Crucial to MERS and SARS Viruses, With a Catch
    Scientists at the University of Illinois, Chicago, have identified a compound that effectively inhibits an enzyme crucial to the viruses that cause Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). The compound appears to have a different ...More
    September 8, 2014 Posted in News
  • Researchers' Findings Could Pave the Way to Vaccines for SARS and MERS
    A Purdue University-led research team has figured out how to disable a part of the SARS virus responsible for hiding it from the immune system; a critical step in developing a vaccine against the deadly disease. The findings also have potential applications in the creation ...More
    June 3, 2014 Posted in News
  • 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
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