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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
Transcript of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
Respiratory Syndrome The World Health Organization (WHO)
announced a new pathogen. A member of the CORONA VIRUS
family Vietnam 63 Cases Hong Kong China Philippines First initial cases appeared in February 2003.
5,328 Cases 1,755 Cases Taiwan 346 Cases Singapore 238 Cases 14 Cases Ulan Bator,
Asia San Francsico,
California Toronto Ottawa United Kingdom United States 71 Cases Kuwait Romania Russia Spain Swizerland South Korea Clinical Symptoms Headache Coughing
Sore throat Shortness of breath
and difficulty of
breathing due to.. pneumonia. Flu-like symptoms
such as joint pain
and malaise. HIGH FEVER 38°C or more Low white
cell count appear 3 to 7 days after exposure. never before seen by humans, is the cause of.. a serious respiratory virus, which infected over 8,000 people in 37 different countries and killed nearly 800 people WORLDWIDE. HOW CAN YOU CATCH IT? The infection takes place through droplets of body fluids - produced by sneezing or coughing. Close contact with a person who is a suspect of probable case of SARS. History of travel to an infected area. Residing in infected area. What do
we do? 4 Cases The best way to stop the spread of SARS is to isolate people with the virus and those thought to have been in contact with them. Experts predict the virus will continue to pose a threat - and warn that health authorities need to be ever vigilant for its return. FACTS 8:06 Monday, February 25 FACTS ALERT Slide to unlock SARS is caused by a corona virus (SARS-CoV) that exists in bats and civets in Southern China. Severely affected people experience respiratory failure and may need mechanical ventilation. Older people, pregnant women, and those with underlying illnesses are at higher risk for severe disease. Thank you for
listening. Sharing food or drink
with an infected person. Wear masks and use hand
sanitizers or wash your
hands daily. American businessman traveling from China became afflicted with pneumonia-like symptoms while on a flight to Singapore. The plane stopped at Hanoi, Vietnam, where the victim died in The French Hospital of Hanoi. Several of the medical staff who treated him soon developed the same disease. The SARS outbreak in 2002 was controlled solely by using public-health measures such as wearing surgical masks, washing hands well, and isolating infected patients. Is there any cure? Currently there is no sure that can kills SARS; treatment may acquire hospitalization for supportive care, including... providing patients with IV Fluids, medication and breathing support. Aennon Tabungar Manny Roxas Rey De Leon Philip Siggaoat Ailyn Hazel Laguerta Clariztine Clariza On April 16, 2003 REPORTED BY: Jose Miguel Lim