What is SARS?
- SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) is a disease caused by a coronavirus.
- In 2003 it was spread to multiple countries, making it a pandemic.
- SARS spreads from person to person. This means that the virus is infectious.
- SARS is also a communicable disease because it is able to spread from an infected person to another through the air.
About the coronavirus:
- The virus that causes SARS is called the coronavirus.
- This virus causes respiratory infections. Example: the Common Cold.
- SARS coronavirus is harmful because it makes our healthy (good) cells make bad proteins, causing the virus to spread.
- The reservoir of Infection is anything that the coronavirus is located.
- The reservoirs of Infection for the SARS coronavirus are bats, some birds, Civets, and humans.
- Portal of Entry and Exit:
- Droplet Transmission
Signs and Symptoms:
- Body aches
How to prevent SARS:
- wear a mask