SARS

Definitions

General Science

  • noun a serious infection affecting the respiration system, that is caused by a virus and has a high fatality rate.

Medical

  • noun a serious, sometimes fatal, infection affecting the respiratory system, first seen in China. Suspected cases of SARS must be isolated with full barrier nursing precautions.

Travel

  • noun a serious disease of the lungs and bronchial tubes that was first reported in Asia in 2003.
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