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severe acute respiratory syndrome

  • n  a respiratory disease of unknown etiology that apparently originated in mainland China in 2003; characterized by fever and coughing or difficulty breathing or hypoxia; can be fatal
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  • Deadly MERS Virus Spreads Through Middle East
    A new respiratory virus that originated in the Middle East may be more deadly than the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak in 2002, according to reports from Saudi Arabian doctors. More than 60 cases and 38 deaths have been cause by the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) in the past year, according to the World Health Organization. While there are some resemblances between ...
    June 20, 2013 - Opposing Views

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