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Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a viral respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus, called SARS-associated coronavirus (SARS-CoV). SARS was first reported in Asia in February 2003. Over the next few months, the illness spread to more than two dozen countries in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia before the SARS global outbreak of 2003 was contained.
New York Times examines varying definitions of 'pandemic'

New York Times examines varying definitions of 'pandemic'

Algae may the key to SARS vaccine

Algae may the key to SARS vaccine

Swine flu fear now a pandemic

Swine flu fear now a pandemic

Australians warned to remain on guard against 'swine flu'

Australians warned to remain on guard against 'swine flu'

Flu pandemic long overdue

Flu pandemic long overdue

Swine flu slows down global economic activity

Swine flu slows down global economic activity

Autoantibodies may be created in response to bacterial DNA

Autoantibodies may be created in response to bacterial DNA

Federal funding for partnership to combat infectious diseases

Federal funding for partnership to combat infectious diseases

Hendra and Nipah viruses shown to be susceptible to chloroquine

Hendra and Nipah viruses shown to be susceptible to chloroquine

Patented inventions double at University at Buffalo

Patented inventions double at University at Buffalo

Experts warn Australia is surrounded by a ring of disease hot-spots

Experts warn Australia is surrounded by a ring of disease hot-spots

DNA vaccine for SARS achieves neutralizing responses in first U.S. human trial

DNA vaccine for SARS achieves neutralizing responses in first U.S. human trial

Blame your genes: why some people get sicker for longer

Blame your genes: why some people get sicker for longer

Genes influence how well you deal with an illness

Genes influence how well you deal with an illness

Researchers generate synthetic SARS-like bat coronavirus

Researchers generate synthetic SARS-like bat coronavirus

Scientists reconstruct bat variant of SARS coronavirus

Scientists reconstruct bat variant of SARS coronavirus

Common cold virus originated in birds

Common cold virus originated in birds

Compound found that blocks SARS virus

Compound found that blocks SARS virus

Superbugs on the rise in Canadian hospitals

Superbugs on the rise in Canadian hospitals

Researchers develop DNA vaccine for West Nile virus

Researchers develop DNA vaccine for West Nile virus