Severe acute respiratory syndrome

Recent News

May 20, 2021
Dog on the street

Another new coronavirus has jumped to people

Patients in Malaysia hospitalized with pneumonia in 2017 and 2018 tested positive for the first human-infecting canine coronavirus.

Jan 29, 2020
coughing with mask

Scientists warn nCoV more infectious than SARS, but experts have doubts

One expert was skeptical because data are delayed and intermittent.

Jan 26, 2020
Wearing masks and respirators on China subway

As nCoV cases surge past 2,000, Canada now affected

China reports 688 new cases today, with the head of the World Health Organization en route.

Jan 24, 2020
CPR in hospital

Studies highlight nCoV similarity with SARS, family transmission

A study of Wuhan's earliest cases details serious SARS-like symptoms and a 15% death rate.

Jan 20, 2020
Blurry health workers in hallway

New coronavirus infects health workers, spreads to Korea

Fourteen health workers are now infected in the 218-case nCoV outbreak.

Jan 17, 2020
Asian boy in airport

As Thailand notes 2nd nCoV case, CDC begins airport screening

Screening will begin at airports in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

Jan 17, 2020

News Scan for Jan 17, 2020

New DRC Ebola cases
More polio in 7 countries
Millennials forgo flu vaccine
US animal import database
Jan 15, 2020

Second family cluster found in Wuhan novel coronavirus outbreak

New details in the outbreak emerge, including potential human-to-human spread.

Jan 13, 2020
Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok

Thailand finds Wuhan novel coronavirus in traveler from China

The woman has no fever or respiratory symptoms and may go home soon.

Jan 11, 2020
Closeup of glove performing PCR test

China releases genetic data on new coronavirus, now deadly

Officials put the case count at 41 and note how the new virus relates to the SARS virus.

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Cevik M, Tate M, Lloyd O, et al. SARS-CoV-2, SARS-CoV, and MERS-CoV viral load dynamics, duration of viral shedding, and infectiousness: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet 2020 (published online Nov 19)

Sing CW, Tan KC, Wong IC, et al. Long-term outcome of short-course high-dose glucocorticoids for SARS: a 17-year follow-up in SARS survivors. Clin Infect Dis 2020 (published online Jul 16)

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