SARS is caused by coronavirus
SARS is caused by coronavirus. A single strand of RNA, belonging to the subfamily of coronavirus. In this group there are 7 know human viruses all causing a different range of symptoms. Coronaviruses causes a range of symptoms ranging from mild to extreme. Most of the symptoms dealing with your respiratory with a little sneezing and coughing here and there..This virus mainly targets mammals and birds. In the Coronaviruses subfamily there are 3 main groups. Alpha, beta, and gamma. From the 2002-2003 there was an epic break out of SARS-CoV. Mainly around the Asia and North America area. This infection can cause cell peeling, cilia damage, and alot moreSymptoms:
Francescato 1SARS symptoms start off pretty normal. With a medium to high temperature of around 100.4 degrees fahrenheit. Headaches, sore throat, loss of appetite, confusion, rashes night chills/sweats and just an overall feeling of discomfort. In many cases patients have been known to have diarrhea. Once the infection has settled in about 2-7 days later the patient will develop pneumonia, a lung inflammation where the infection will fill the lungs will become full of pus. Normally in boths lungs. Next will come breathing issues within the 7-10 window. How to contract SARS:The main way to contract SARS is by being within 2-4 feet of someone who has it. Coughs, sneezing, and face-to-face contact are some things to look out for. SARS can also be contracted by touching surfaces with respiratory droplets then touching your eyes, mouth, or nose. Researchers have reason to believe this can be spread through air but there is no solid proof yet. Another factor to look out for is out of country travel where know cases have been reported. How to treat SARS/ Progress:At this point in time there is not a treatment that works for everyone. Steroids or Antiviral medications help to reduce lung swelling. But this treatment does NOT work for everyone. If breathing gets out of hand a ventilator or oxygen tank will be prescribed. If by chance someone has already had SARS and contracts it again blood plasma will be administered to the patient. However, researchers and scientists have not yet found the evidence needed to prove these all are effective ways to treats SARS. How to help prevent contracting SARS:If you know someone who has been diagnosed with SARS or has traveled to a place where an outbreak was reported, here are some ways to protect yourself from getting it. Wash your hands as much as possible, where gloves when touching anything, to avoid face to face transmission where a mask when near that person, make sure to wash everything when someone like that has touched your personal items. Make sure all these steps are being taken while and 10 days after you have been in contact with this person.