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what cause SARS...........?

is it a bacteria or a virus, and what is the name of it?

Update:

also is it curable?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    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.

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