Sars-Severe Acute Respiratory Syndromes, between November 2002 and July 2003, an outbreak of SARS in Hong Kong nearly became a pandemic, with 8,273 cases and 775 deaths worldwide (9.6% fatality) according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Within weeks, SARS spread from Hong Kong to infect individuals in 37 countries in early 2003. And is said may still be present in its natural host reservoirs (animal populations) and may return to the human population.
Research on it has not stopped,including Chinese Medicine.It is said that Chinese herbs can inhibit the proliferation and strengthen the human immune virus, and so on to play a very good antiviral activity.
However,a new virus that is potentially more deadly than Sars emerged,warn scientists after second Briton dies taking death toll to 11.The following image shows a microscope image of coronavirus:
The mysterious coronavirus, which has emerged in the Middle East, attacks the respiratory system and was only identified six months ago. So far there have been 11 deaths - with the World Health Organisation this week saying a second British man has died.
Unlike Sars, the new virus affects many different organs in the body, killing cells extremely quickly. The source of coronavirus is not known, but experts believe it originated in bats. Animals which could host the virus include monkeys, pigs and even rabbits .