- an acute respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus, characterized by fever, coughing, breathing difficulty, and usually pneumonia.
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SARS, on the other hand, had a wider global reach than Ebola.
In sum, SARS spread to many more countries than Ebola has so far.
That said, SARS is much more communicable than Ebola, meaning it is easier to catch.
If you're in West Africa, it's a nightmare and very serious, and far more deadly already than SARS was.
Smiley, meanwhile, tried to tamp down fears by comparing the Ebola outbreak to the SARS outbreak of 2003.
But a word on the investigations of Sars may not be superfluous.Seaside Studies in Natural History
Elizabeth Cabot Cary Agassiz
Yes, sars, that is cordite—dynamite, whatever you like to call him.The Three Sapphires
W. A. Fraser
Marlborough and Eugene had decided that they would begin by pressing, as hard as might be, the assault upon the forest of Sars.
The infantry were withdrawn from the wood of Lanière, which they still held, and from their positions behind the forest of Sars.
Marlborough, trusting that the forest of Sars would soon be finally cleared, determined upon a change of plan.
- severe acute respiratory syndrome; a severe viral infection of the lungs characterized by high fever, a dry cough, and breathing difficulties. It is contagious, having an airborne mode of transmission
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Word Origin and History for sars
by 2003, acronym from severe acute respiratory syndrome.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- severe acute respiratory syndrome
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