This week I talked about the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) outbreak of 2003. SARS is caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV. Like Ebola and the novel coronavirus, SARS is zoonotic. SARS was first reported in Asia in Feb 2003. There were 8098 infections worldwide and 774 deaths total. Many people are beginning to compare the SARS outbreak to the novel coronavirus saying that it could suddenly “disappear” like SARS did. It was difficult to find more information about SARS because it did occur in 2003 and is no longer dangerous.



CNN SARS vs Novel Coronavirus

LA Times SARS disappeared. Could the novel coronavirus die out too?

I think I messed up on this recording but I will still put it on here.