SARS : The first pandemic outbreak of Corona virus

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In 2002 a pandemic flare-up of SARS (serious intense respiratory condition) was watched. It’s a respiratory infection brought about by serious intense respiratory disorder crown infection which presently alluded as SARS-CoV or SARS-CoV1 strain. The episode previously occurred in Foshan, Guangdong, China, in November 16, 2002.

Generally, 29 nations were influenced by SARS, and almost 800 individuals were dead. The pandemic flare-up kept going till the year 2003, a few cases were recorded in 2004 as indicated by WHO reports.


The first outbreak took place in Guangdong, China, concurring a few records the infection started from palm civets and further spread through human to human contacts. SARS was removed from Guangdong by the contaminated specialist who rewarded SARS patients. He came to Hong Kong city from there and remained in a popular inn, in the lodging the visitors began becoming sick and from the inn, the infection was conveyed to Singapore and numerous different nations by means of Air courses. What’s more, Pandemic spread around the world.


An outbreak of pneumonia-like illness had infected over people and 5 were declared dead. And the virus was spread to other major cities of China.

The virus soon reached with a traveller who stayed at Metropole hotel and infected 38 members of the staff there and he was declared dead later.

From the Metropole hotel, it was taken to Toronto Canada with, and the family was also infected and the carrier soon declared dead.

SARS was brought to Singapore with the hotel guests who stayed at Metropole hotel in hong kong.

-Hong kong 
In  Hong Kong at least 99 hospital workers were affected while they were treating the patients.

The Virus was bought here by a businessman who returned from his hometown Guangdong and soon it spread all over Taiwan.

In Thailand SARS was came through the air route, and infected a passenger and the was rushed to the hospital.
On 12th March 2003, WHO issued a global alert about a new infectious disease of origin.

In the Philippines, it entered through air routes with passengers who arrived from Toronto and infected many peoples.


SARS usually begins with flu-like signs and symptoms — fever, chills, muscle aches, headache and occasionally diarrhoea. After about a week, signs and symptoms include:

  • Fever of 100.5 F (38 C) or higher
  • Dry cough
  • Shortness of breath

Statistical Data


This is an Infection Timeline Graph, which gives the infection, recoveries, and death rate.


Probable cases of SARS by country and territory,1 November 2002-31 July 2003

This Graph indicates the number of death’s occurred due to SARS pandemic.

Probable cases of SARS by country and territory,1 November 2002-31 July 2003

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