Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) (cont.)

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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.

REFERENCES:

Hampton, T. "Bats May Be SARS Reservoir." JAMA 294.18 Nov. 9, 2005: 2291.

Switzerland. World Health Organization. "Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)." <www.who.int/csr/sars/>.

Trivedi, Manish N. "Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Treatment & Management." Sept. 30, 2013. <http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/237755-treatment#aw2aab6b6b3>.

United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)." Apr. 16, 2013. <http://www.cdc.gov/sars/>.

Zhong, N., and G. Zeng. "What We Have Learnt From SARS Epidemics in China." BMJ 333.7564 Aug. 19, 2006: 389-391.


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