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- What is severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)?
- What causes SARS? How is SARS transmitted?
- What are risk factors for SARS?
- What are SARS symptoms and signs?
- How is SARS diagnosed?
- What is the treatment for SARS?
- What is the prognosis of SARS?
- Is it possible to prevent SARS?
- Is there a SARS vaccine? What research is being done on SARS?
- Where can people get more information about SARS?
Is there a SARS vaccine? What research is being done on SARS?
Chinese and U.S. scientists have been working to create a vaccine against SARS, however, vaccine research is impeded by the absence of active disease to permit testing for effectiveness. Monoclonal antibodies against SARS-CoV hold promise in developing future diagnostic tools for SARS as well as treatments.
Where can people get more information about SARS?
Information on SARS may be obtained from the CDC or the World Health Organization.
Medically reviewed by Robert Cox, MD; American Board of Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Infectious Disease
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