The coronavirus, otherwise known as SARS, is a viral disease that can affect both humans and animals. The virus causes coughing, fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and difficulty breathing. Some people develop pneumonia and other complications, which may be life threatening. The virus is transmitted through direct contact with the respiratory secretions of an infected person.
COV-2 is caused by another coronavirus called SARS-CoV. People with chronic lung diseases such as lung or heart disease or people who are HIV/AIDS infected appear to be at greater risk for contracting more serious complications from SARS-CoV illness. However, in recent years, the number of SARS cases and deaths has fallen dramatically because of the widespread implementation of effective measures against the virus. Although the virus has been eradicated from most countries, SARS is still responsible for hundreds of cases and deaths around the world.
The primary difference between COV and SARS is that SARS is transmitted through direct physical contact with the respiratory secretions of a person. The virus spreads from one person to another through coughing, sneezing, coughing blood, crying or shaking. In contrast, COV spreads from person to person through the respiratory tract of the infected person and does not result in direct contact with the respiratory secretions of another person. This makes COV much more difficult to spread than SARS. The SARS virus spreads easily through sharing of the same towel or sharing of other similar objects.
Unlike SARS, the symptoms associated with COV are generally mild. Some of the symptoms of COV include fever, cough, runny nose, fever and cough with phlegm. Some of the rare symptoms include loss of appetite, low energy levels, seizures, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, conjunctivitis and jaundice. Although all COV patients should be properly evaluated, it is not a guarantee that COV will not cause serious health problems.
Since the virus affects the respiratory tract of humans and animals alike, many diseases that can affect the respiratory system can also affect people. For example, people with HIV or AIDS are at increased risk of getting COV since these diseases weaken the immune system.
Because the virus causes similar symptoms in people, the virus can be confused with other diseases, such as hepatitis C, rabies and SARS. These diseases do not usually occur in the same patient. A positive test result in SARS is not always a reliable indication of COV. However, if you think you may have COV, you should contact your doctor for a confirmatory test. Your doctor can determine if you have COV by performing a culture or immunofluorescence testing.
The only way to know if you have COV is if your doctor confirms that you have SARS by performing a blood test. A blood test is performed on samples of the patient’s blood or plasma to confirm whether or not the patient has COV. Since blood tests are often not accurate in detecting early stages of COV, most doctors will perform a culture of the patient’s saliva and urine samples as well. This method is considered less expensive and less painful. However, a urine test can sometimes be used to detect COV.
Because of the similarity in symptoms between COV and SARS, it can be difficult for doctors to accurately diagnose the condition. Although it is important to make sure that patients with COV are diagnosed and treated correctly, the virus itself cannot be identified by an exam. However, your doctor can order laboratory tests to rule out other conditions that can cause SARS, such as HIV or hepatitis.
SARS was caused by a virus known as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). Although it was first found in Asia in early 2020, SARS quickly spread throughout the world and affected hundreds of people around the world. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome is caused by a strain of virus that has been associated with severe cases of the disease and death.
Although the symptoms of SARS are similar to those of COV, there are some significant differences. It is not possible to predict whether or not you have SARS based on a simple examination. However, it is possible to tell whether or not you have COV if you experience fever, severe respiratory symptoms, cough, fever, shortness of breath, chest pains, sore throat or nasal congestion, difficulty breathing, skin rash or fever and swelling in the face, eyes and mouth.
In order to protect your health, you should always take precautions when you have symptoms that may not be caused by SARS. It is important that you know what to expect during a visit to your doctor to ensure that your doctor is able to diagnose the condition correctly.