SARS - A.K.A. Severe acute respiratory syndrome

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What are the symptoms? How long do they last? Is it deadly?
The symptoms for SARS is basically very similar to a flu's. Such indications may include: a fever, coughing, sore throat and lethargy etc. These initial symptoms can last as long as until the person dies, whereas if it's treated with the correct methods, which was very rare back then, these effects can damage their systems from months to maybe even years. There is a very good chance that this syndrome will reoccur on the same person, so it is not 100% safe even after cured. It can start out with little harm done but certainly has the ability to develop into a disease that cost people lives, back then people were not as aware and prepared nor had the technology to cure SARS, therefore more people than there should died from it. Moreover, it spreads as rapidly and commonly as flu so that made it even more deadly compared to other diseases.


Can it be cured? If so, how? If not, is there any way that we can at least treat it?

SARS was pretty deadly back then and even those who survived still suffer from such disease's side-effects such as breathing difficulties. Antibiotics and antiviral medicine would be taken in by a SARS patient to kill off the viruses, though no one guaranteed these medicines will cure the disease completely, or even improve the situation at all. Enough rest is also key to curing SARS.

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