What is a common symptom caused by SARS?
What part of the world did SARS originate from?
This allows the virus to latch onto cells for infection and is what gives the virus it's 'corona' moniker
This symptom only occurs in 10-20% of SARS cases
What gives the virus its structure and enables it to replicate?
This is the most common way for the virus to spread
What is one way in which SARS is transmitted?
How close does a person have to be near an infected person to contract SARS?
In what year was the SARS virus discovered?
The virus originally infected these but later evolved to infect humans
What country was the epicenter for this virus?
This symptom may develop after 2-7 days
The coronavirus is also linked to this disease
This is the most recent strain of coronavirus
What is the waxy barrier than protects the virus outside of a host cell?
What is the official name for SARS virus?
This is a common symptom of SARS
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