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what cause SARS...........?
is it a bacteria or a virus, and what is the name of it?
also is it curable?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
SARS stands for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome.
It is caused by the SARS-conavirus, it is a virus.
Mortality by age group as of 8 May 2003:
below 1% for people aged 24 or younger
6% for those 25 to 44
15% in those 45 to 64
more than 50% for those over 65
For comparison, the case fatality rate for influenza is usually around 0.6% (primarily among the elderly) but can rise as high as 33% in locally severe epidemics of new strains. The mortality rate of the primary viral pneumonia form is about 70%.
Those who are in the most danger from SARS are the elderly or those with other respiratory issues.