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The new SARS like virus (same flu like effects plus rapid kidney failure) that originated in Saudi Arabia is now in France. Authorities are saying that it doesn’t seem to spread easily between people but past cases have shown that close quarters will do the trick. The WHO is not doing a good job of […]

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More Cases Of New SARS Virus

February 15, 2013

The new member of the coronavirus family, to which SARS also belongs, is still popping up. The World Health Organization thinks that it is spread more widely than we’ve yet discovered, but so far less than a dozen cases have been confirmed. Of the cases that have been confirmed, symptoms have been severe, and a […]

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Research suggests that the new SARS-like virus may be more transmissible than SARS. First, about half the cases seem to have been transmitted human-to-human. Second, unlike SARS (which originated in bats but is now only found in humans) the new virus from the SARS family seems to be able to go back and forth between […]

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A new coronavirus (the family the original SARS virus comes from) has been identified as the cause of a small SARS outbreak in the middle east, but the WHO is now warning that the cases may not be isolated, and that other countries should be watching for SARS symptoms, investigating all cases of odd or […]

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A New SARS-Like Outbreak?

September 25, 2012

A deadly respiratory disease has just been identified by the World Health Organization (WHO) that is 99.5% similar in structure to the SARS virus. It appears to have originated in the Middle East, but a case has also been identified in the UK. Only a few people have been identified as carrying the virus—but the […]

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