SARS swept the globe amid fears of a lethal super-virus. Scientists hurriedly tried to find a cure and discovered that the SARS virus came from a very unlikely source.
- The Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) pandemic broke out across Asia in Spring 2003.
- The SARS pandemic infected more than 8000 people.
- SARS was caused by the corona virus - previously thought only to cause the common cold.
- It is thought that a strain of the corona virus had mutated in animals and jumped the species barrier.
For many years scientists have been on alert for major outbreaks of pandemic viruses.
One of the first outbreaks of the 21st century was SARS, or Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome.
SARS - Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
SARS was first reported in Asia in spring 2003.
Within a few weeks, it had spread across ...
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