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SARS Coronavirae

Date: July 6 2020

Summary: Unique characteristics of the SARS Coronvirae family

Keywords: ##zettel #sars #coronavirus #different #archive


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Table of Contents

  1. How To Cite
  2. References
  3. Discussion:

SARS-CoV does not act like the other coronaviruses. It's classification is debated by researchers but some put it in group 2. [1]

Phase I of initial showing of SARS-CoV symptoms [1]:

  1. Fever > 38°C

  2. Rigors

  3. Myalgia

  4. Sore throat

  5. Gastrointestinal symptoms

Phase 2 (3 - 7 days after initial symptoms) Characterized by cough and shortness of breath. Hypoxia can develop in individuals and relative lymphopenia and neutropenia is possible. [1]

Some patients showed a biphasic course, with apparent recovery followed by worsening of the clinical condition. Mortality was highest in the elderly and lowest in the younger population, and co-existing illness worsened morbidity and mortality. Upwards of 10 - 20% of cases needed ventilation. [1]

How To Cite

Zelko, Jacob. SARS Coronavirae. July 6 2020.


[1] S. N. J. Korsman, G. U. van Zyl, L. Nutt, M. I. Andersson, and W. Preiser, “Human coronaviruses,” in Virology, Elsevier, 2012, pp. 94–95. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-443-07367-0.00040-9.


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