Epidemiology and prevention of severe acute respiratory syndrome [SARS]
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) is a dangerous respiratory system infection leading to a grave respiratory distress. The aim of the study is presentation of up-to-date information concerning Severe Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. SARS epidemics began in November 2002 in Chinese province Guangdong. In May 2003 the total number of SARS cases was estimated at 7761 and 623 deaths were reported. To the group of increased risk there belong people traveling and remaining in the regions of SARS occurrence as well as people in close contact with a sick person. There was noted high effectiveness of worldwide prophylactic actions, which have currently lead to controlling the outbreak of the epidemic.